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Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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meaning: track, rut, way

常軌 == jyouki == (noun) proper course, beaten track
軌道 == kidou == (noun) orbit, railroad track

Left radical 'vehicle' (車). Right is 'nine' (九), acting phonetically to express 'parallel'. The character seems to have originally indicated prarallel tracks or ruts caused by a vehicle. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Track rutted after nine vehicles pass.'

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

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