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

SA

kusari
meaning: chain, link

閉鎖 == heisa == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) closing, closure, shutdown, lockout, unsociable
鉄鎖 == tessa == (noun) iron chain


Left radical is 'gold/metal' (金). Right radical means 'chain/link', composed of 'shell' (貝) and 'small' (小), apparently from the idea of small shells strung together as a chain. It may also act phonetically to express 'connect'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Chain of small gold shells.'

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

 

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