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Insect that goes BUN

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BUN

ka
meaning: mosquito

蚊屋 == kaya == (noun) mosquito net
蚊針 == kabari == (noun) fishing fly


Left radical is 'insect' (虫). Right radical is 'text' (文), used phonetically for the 'BUN' sound. This character means, 'insect that makes a BUN sound', i.e., the mosquito's characteristic whine. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Text describes mosquito as insect that goes 'BUN'.'

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

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