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

  • Mood:


odoro(ku), odoro(kasu)
meaning: surprise

驚異== kyoui== (noun) wonder, miracle
驚倒 == kyoudou ==  (noun) sensational

Bottom radical is 'horse'.(馬), top radical is 'respect' (敬), used here phonetically to express 'startle'. This character originally meant a startled horset, now its meanings relate to being startled or surprised in general. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Surprisingly respectful horse.'

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

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