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

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KOU

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meaning: hole, Confucius

多孔 == takou == (noun, adjective that takes の) porous, cavernous, open (weave)
鼻孔 == bikou ==  (noun) nostril


Originally 'child' (子), and a pictograph meaning 'cavity'. This character referred to the vagina, the 'cavity from which children emerge'. It now means 'hole' in general, and has been borrowed to mean 'Confucius' because of its sound. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as a hook, and as a mnemonic: 'Confucius say child who play with hook get hole.'

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

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