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

SAI


meaning: planting

盆栽 == bonsai == (noun) bonsai
栽培 == saibai == (noun) cultivation


Left bottom radical is 'tree' (木). Remainder of the character is a radical meaning 'fancy halberd', which acts phonetically to express 'plant'. This character originally meant 'to plant trees'; now it means 'planting' in a more general sense. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Plant trees using fancy halberd.'

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

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