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KON


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

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