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Congratulations to dr_phil_physics, a member of my Clarion 2004 class, who just sold his 5400-word story "The Pulse of the Sea", to the Cascadia Con anthology, a pro-paying market. Go, Phil!


meaning: cruelty, oppress

暴虐 == bougyaku == (noun, adjective that takes な) tyranny, outrage, atrocity, cruel
自虐的 == gigyakuteki == (adjective that takes な) self-torturing

Upper/outer radical is 'tiger'. Lower/inner three-pronged radical was once a pictograph of the tiger's claws. Originally there was also a pictograph of a person in this character: it represented a person being clawed by a tiger. Its current meanings are extensions of the idea of cruelty and harm. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Tiger's claws symbolize cruelty.'

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

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