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


meaning: strength

剛勇 == gouyuu == (noun, adjective that takes な) bravery, prowess
剛健 == gouken == (noun, adjective that takes な) vigour, virility, health, sturdiness


Right radical is 'sword/cut'. Left radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'towering hill', which acts phonetically to express 'strong'. The character's original meaning, 'strong sword', came to mean strength in general. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Cutting down a hill takes strength.'

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

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