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

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meaning: marriage

結婚 == kekkon == (adjective that takes の, noun which can take する to act as a verb) marriage
婚約 == konyaku== (noun which can take する to act as a verb) engagement, betrothal

Somewhat obscure origin. Left radical is 'woman' (女). Right radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'dim/sunset', composed of 'sun' (日) and 'scoop' (氏). The right radical may act phonetically to express 'root', meaning 'penis'. Penis plus woman represents the consummation of a marriage. Henshall suggests taking the top part of the right radical in its meaning of 'Mr.', and as as a mnemonic: 'Woman marries mister, with sun sinking below.'

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

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