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

e(ru)
meaning: obtain, gain, seize

漁獲 == gyokaku == (noun) fishing, catch, haul
獲物 == emono == game, spoils, trophy


Left radical is a radical form of 'dog' (犬), right is a character that in Chinese originally meant 'crested bird in hand'. Thus, this character indicated a dog seizing a bird. While its meaning has broadened, it still often has a connotation of hunting. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'grass' (top part), 'bird' (middle part', and 'paws' (the lowest part, one of the radical forms of 'hand'), and as a mnemonic: 'Dog seizes bird in grass with paws.'

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

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