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

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KEN, GEN

kira(u), kira(i), iya
meaning: dislike(d)

毛嫌い == kegirai == (noun) antipathy, prejudice
好き嫌い == sukikirai ==  (noun) likes and dislikes


Left radical is 'woman'. Right radical is 'combine/do two things at once' (兼), used phonetically to express 'dissatisfaction'. This character originally meant, 'the dissatisfied feelings of a woman'; now it means 'dislike' in a more general sense. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Woman dislikes being combined with another.'

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

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