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

meritahut on why you should never, ever use the Dark Side as your stylist.


meaning: abandon, renounce

廃棄物 == haikibutsu == (noun) waste matter, waste, garbage, trash
自棄 == yake (also pronounced: jiki) == (noun) despair, desperation, abandonment

Originally a pictograph of two hands throwing away a child (!). Damn, but life in ancient China was tough. But the Romans abandoned unwanted children to die of exposure too, didn't they? Ahem, back on topic: Henshall suggests remembering this character by association with 'leaf' (葉), and as a mnemonic: 'Abandon child, tossing away like leaf.'

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


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