Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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And she may have been wrong, and she may have been right.

KAKU


meaning: core, nucleus, nuclear

肺結核 == haikekaku == (noun) pulmonary tuberculosis
核兵器 == kakuheiki == (noun) nuclear weapons


Left radical is 'tree/wood' (木).The right radical is a Non-General Use character for the zodiac sign of the Hog, being used phonetically to express '(hard) casing'. This character originally referred to objects with a 'hard wooden casing', e.g. a wooden box. How it came to its present meaning is controversial. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as a 'snapped' variant of 'thread' (糸), and as a mnemonic: 'Trees snapped like threads in nuclear blast.'

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

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