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

  • Mood:

KOU


meaning: consent, agree, vital

首肯 == shukou == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) assent, consent
肯定 == koutei ==  (noun) positive, affirmation


Obscure etymology. Bottom radical is 'meat/of the body' (肉). Top radical is 'stop' (止). This character originally meant 'bone'; its present meanings are borrowed. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Consent to meat stoppage.'

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

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