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

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meaning: rope, search

探索 == tansaku == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) search
思索 == shisaku == (noun) speculation, thinking, meditation

Bottom radical is 'thread' (糸). Originally this character was a pictograph of hands plaiting thread into rope. 'Search' is a borrowed meaning. Henshall suggests taking the top  radical as a 'church roof' (i.e., a roof with a cross on it), and as a mnemonic: 'Search for rope: find thread under church roof.'

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

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