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

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meaning: spar, beam, frame

桟橋 == sankyou == (noun) wharf, bridge, jetty, pier
桟敷 == sajiki == (noun) reviewing stand


Left radical is 'tree/wood' (木). Right radical is 'lance/halberd' doubled, which here acts phonetically to express 'interweave'. Thus, 'interwoven pieces of wood', which refers to a frame. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'lance' and 'two' (二), and as a mnemonic: 'Frame made using two wooden lances as spars.'

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

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