Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
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"What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers."

        —Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946)


SHI

sa(su), sa(saru), toge
meaning: pierce, stab, thorn

名刺 == meishi == (noun) business card
風刺 == fuushi == (noun) satire


Right radical is the radical form of 'sword/cut'. Left radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'thorn', used to here to mean 'sharp/piercing'. This character originally meant 'stab with a sword'; now it means 'pierce' more generally, and also 'cut/slice', as in 'sashimi' (刺身). Henshall suggests taking the left radical as a 'tree' (木) with 'droopy branches', and as a mnemonic: 'Cut piercing thorns from droopy-branched tree.'

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

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