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Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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KI


meaning: fork

分岐 == bunki == (noun) forking, jump (computer), divergence (e.g. in a road)
分岐点 == bunkiten == (noun) junction, crossroads, division point, parting of ways


Left radical is 'mountain' (山), right radical is 'branch' (支), acting phonetically to express 'fork'. This character originally referred to a specific mountain in China with twin peaks, which led to the meaning of 'forked mountain', and eventually the more general concept of 'fork'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Branched mountain is forked.'

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

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