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Happy birthday, jellything, mistress of the disturbing images!


Sourdough starter, Day 8: Two days before triple daily feedings of savory human flesh begin.
yes, i know, yesterday was day 8, i got ahead a day somewhere, so sue me


EN
saru
meaning: monkey, ape

類人猿 == ruijinen == (noun) troglodyte, anthropoid
犬猿の仲 == kenen no naka == at loggerheads, 'like cats and dogs' (literally: like dogs and apes)


Left radical is a radical form of 'dog' (犬), here meaning 'animal'. The right radical was originally a Non-General Use character meaning 'pull up by hand'. Thus, 'animal which pulls itself up by its hand', a reference to monkeys and apes.  Henshall suggests remembering the right radical by association with 'distant' (遠), and as a mnemonic:  'Animal in distance is monkey.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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