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

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meaning: mix up, confuse

倒錯 == tousaku == (noun) perversion
錯誤 == sakugo == (noun) mistake

Left radical is 'metal' (金). Right radical is 'olden times' (昔), which acts phonetically to express 'cover'. I.e., 'cover with metal'. This character originally referred to the process of metal plating; current meaning may be borrowed. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'In olden times metals were often mixed up.'

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

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