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

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ka(keru), ka(ru)
meaning: gallup, spur on

先駆== senku == (noun) forerunner, pioneer, outrider, pilot car, herald, precursor
駆除 == kujo ==  (noun) extermination, expulsion, destruction

Left radical is 'horse' (馬), right radical is 'ward/section' (区), which here acts phonetically to express 'strike/beat'. This character originally referred striking a horse with a riding crop to spur it on. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Spurred on horse gallops through the ward.'

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

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