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

GO

taga(i)
meaning: mutual

相互 == sougo == (noun) mutual, reciprocal
互助 == gojo ==  (noun) mutual aid, cooperation, benefit


Originally a pictograph of a spool for evenly cross-winding thread. It became used figuratively for 'balance' and 'symmetry', and by association, 'equality', 'mutuality', 'reciprocity', and similar ideas. Henshall suggests 'five' (五), which is also derived from a pictograph of a reel/spool, as a mnemonic: 'Mutuality awkward from five.'

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

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