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


meaning: elegance, taste

風雅 == fuuga == (noun, adjective which takes な) elegance, grace, refinement, good taste
雅楽 == gagaku == (noun) old Japanese court music

Right radical is 'bird'. Left radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'fang', used phonetically for its 'GA' sound. This character originally meant 'bird that makes the GA sound', i.e., a crow that caws. It can still mean this in Chinese, but has been borrowed to express 'elegance', for unclear reasons. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Fanged bird is an elegant crow.'

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

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