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

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KOU

se(meru)
meaning: attack

攻防 == koubou == (noun) offense and defense
攻撃 == kougeki==  (noun which can take する to act as a verb) attack, strike, offensive, criticism, censure


Left character is 'carpenter's square' (工), acting phonetically to express 'strike/beat'. Right radical is 'hand holding stick/strike/coerce'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Attack, striking with carpenter's square.'

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

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