Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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Thanks to everyone for their congrats yesterday about the LCRW sale!

Sourdough starter, Day 10: Triple feedings begin. (Cue ominous music.) Grow, Audrey II Shoggoth Lite!

meaning: relation(s), ties, fate, edge

無縁 == muen == (noun, adjective which takes な) unrelatedness, unidentified
血縁 == chitsuen == a blood relative or relationship

Left radical is 'thread' (糸). The right radical is a character only found in Chinese meaning 'pig/hedgehog', basically a variant of (家), which here acts phonetically to express 'edge'. The origin of this character's other meanings is not well established. Henshall suggests remembering the right radical as a 'pig with tusks' and as a mnemonic:  'Tusked pig tied with thread suffers sad fate.'

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

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