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

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tsu(gu), mama-
meaning: inherit, follow, join, step-, patch

中継ぎ== nakatsugi == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) intermediary, agency, brokerage, electrical relay
跡継ぎ == atosugi==  (noun) heir, successor

Left radical is one 'thread' (糸). Right radical is 'cut threads'. The character originally referred to splicing small threads into a larger one. Henshall suggests remembering the right radical as 'rice' (米) and a 'corner', and as a mnemonic: 'Follow thread to inherit rice piled in corner.'

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

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