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

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Thanks to everyone who had kind words yesterday about the sale of my story!


meaning: courtesy, cordiality, earnest wish

懇意 == koni == (noun, adjective that takes な) kindness, intimacy, friendship
懇願 == kongen == (noun) entreaty, supplication, petition

Bottom radical is 'heart/feelings' (心). The top left radical, 'clawed beast', and the right radical, 'stop and stare', together form a somewhat obscure character that is here used phonetically to express 'wish/request'. Thus, a 'wish/request from the heart'. In Japanese, this meaning has evolved to include ideas such as courtesy and cordiality. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Stop and stare at clawed beast, cordiality in heart.'

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

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