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

GEKI

u(tsu)
meaning: strike, attack, fire

目撃== mokugeki == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) [eye]witness
打撃 == dageki ==  (noun) blow, shock, strike, damage


Upper right elements are 'axe' and one of the radical versions of 'hand', together meaning 'strike'. Left upper radical is 'wheeled vehicle' (車). This character originally referred to a vehicle whose axle was rubbing, i.e. 'striking itself'. The bottom radical, another of the many radical versions of 'hand' (手), changes the meaning to, 'strike with the hand'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Attack vehicle by striking with the hand.'

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

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