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

  • Mood:


meaning: multitude, insect, descendants

昆虫 == konchuu == (noun) insect
昆布 == konbu == (noun) kelp, sea tang, devil's apron

Top radical is 'sun' (日), bottom radical is 'sitting person' twice, i.e., a line of people. It was originally a pictograph of an insect with legs. Its current form is the result of miscopyings. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Descendants line up over many days, like insects.'

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

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.