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KI

u(eru)
meaning: starve, hunger

飢渇 == kikatsu == (noun) hunger and thirst, starvation
飢饉 == kikin == (noun) famine


Left radical is 'food/eat' (食). Right radical is a Non-General Use character representing a 'table', being used phonetically to express 'few/little', and probably also acting as a table: this character seem to have originally meant 'little food on the table'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Food on the table, but still starving.'

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

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