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

kagaya(ku), kagaya(kashii)
meaning: sparkle, shine

光輝 == kouki == (noun) brightness, splendor
輝度 == kito == (noun) brightness, clearness


Left radical was originally 'fire', but since has been replaced by 'light' (光). Right radical is 'army' (軍), acting phonetically to express 'light'. Thus, originally meant 'firelight'. Current meanings are broader. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Army provides shining light.'

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

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