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

GYOU

ko(ru), ko(rasu)
meaning: stiff, engrossed, elaborate

凝結== gyouketsu == (noun) coagulation, freezing, solidification, curdling, setting, congealing
凝り性 == korishou ==  (noun, adjective that takes な) fastidiousness, enthusiasm for one thing


Far left radical is the radical form of 'ice'. The right radical is the character 'doubt' (疑), acting phonetically to express 'stiff/immobile'. This character once meant 'firmly frozen ice'. Its meanings are now related to the concept 'stiff' in general.  Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Doubt if ice is stiff enough.'

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

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