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

ae(te), ae(nai)
meaning: daring, tragic

勇敢 == yuukan == (noun, adjective taking な) bravery, heroism, gallantry
敢然 == kanzen == (noun, adjective taking な, adverb) boldly


Of complex and somewhat confused etymology. Right radical is 'strike/coerce', originally a pictograph of a hand holding a stick. Henshall suggests taking the left radical as 'top' of the 'ear' (耳), and as a mnemonic: 'Daring strike to top of ear—tragic results.'

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

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