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


meaning: quarters, enclosure

輪郭 == rinkaku == (noun) contours, outlines
城郭 == joukaku == (noun) castle, citadel


Right radical is 'village'. Left radical is 'receive' (享), being used here in its original meaning of 'well guarded castle'. This character originally referred to habitations within, or under the protection of, a castle. Henshall suggests taking the left radical as 'lid/cover', 'child' (子), and 'entrance' (口), and as a mnemonic: 'Child covers entrance to village enclosure.'

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

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