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

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meaning: shout, yell

召喚 == shoukan == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) summons
喚起 == kanki == (noun) evocation

Left radical is 'mouth/say' (口). Right radical is a character found only in Chinese, originally a pictograph of a woman displaying her genitalia by spreading her thighs with her hands. (Hm. Sheila Na Gig?) Here it acts phonetically to express 'cry out'. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'big' (大), a variant of 'hole' (穴), and 'stumbling person/man' (the topmost element), and as a mnemonic: 'Man shouts as he stumbles into big open hole.'

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

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