Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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meaning: supervise, watch

監査 == kansa == (noun) inspection, audit, judgment
監禁 == kankin == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) confinement


Originally a pictograph of a person (人) bending over to stare (臣), at liquid in a bowl (皿). Henshall suggests taking the top right radical as 'person' and 'one' (一), and as a mnemonic: 'Person with one staring eye watches bowl.'

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

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