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

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meaning: thirst, parched

枯渇 == kokatsu == (noun which can act as a verb using する) drying up, becoming exhausted, running dry
渇望 == katsuhou == (noun) craving, longing, thirsting

Left radical is the radical form of 'water'. Right radical is of obscure origin and meaning, which acts phonetically to express 'dry up'. Henshall suggests taking it as a 'person, man sitting' (ヒ), a 'cover', and 'sunshine' (日), and as a mnemonic: 'Man sits covered in sunshine, thirsting for water.'

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

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