Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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The orange slayed the rake

KAN

kawa(ku)
meaning: dry

無味乾燥 == mumikansou == (noun, adjective that takes な) dull and uninteresting, cut-and-dried
乾物 == kanbutsu == (noun) dried fish, groceries


Lower right radical is 'odd' (乙). The remainder of the character is the radical form of a character only found in Chinese meaning 'rising sun', which acts phonetically to express 'straighten'. The original meaning of this character was, 'to straighten something twisted'. Its current meaning of 'dry' is a borrowing. Henshall suggests taking the the top/left radicals as 'person' (人), and the 'sun' (日) rising through 'plants', and as a mnemonic: 'Odd person dried by sun rising through plants.'

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

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