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

mizo, dobu
meaning: ditch, channel

海溝 == kaikou == (noun, adjective that takes な) deep
日本海溝 == nihonkaikou ==  (noun) the Japan Trench


Left radical is a radical form of 'water'. Right radical is a character only found in Chinese meaning 'build up/accumulate', which acts phonetically to express 'crisscross'. This character originally referred to crisscrossing irrigation channels. Henshall suggests taking the right radical literally, as a 'pile of baskets', and as a mnemonic: 'Build water channel with pile of baskets.'

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

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