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

KUTSU


meaning: submit, crouch

理屈== rikutsu == (noun) theory, reason
卑屈 == hikutsu ==  (noun, adjective that takes な) menial, meanness, servility, abject


Left/outer radical is 'buttocks', right/inner radical is 'put out' (出), acting here phonetically to express 'remove'. The 'buttocks' radical is a simplification of a radical that can mean 'genitals'. This character originally indicated castration. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Put out buttocks in submissive crouch.'

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

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