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Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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SHI

abura, yani
meaning: fat, grease, resin

脂肪 == shibou == (noun) fat, grease, blubber
樹脂 == jushi == (noun ) resin, rosin


Left radical is 'flesh/of the body' (肉). Right radical is 'tasty' (旨). In primitive China, fatty meat was thought tasty. (Even today, well-marbled meat, i.e., meat with lots of fatty streaks, is considered better tasting than meat with less fat. Probably has to do with many food flavors being esters (organic salts), which are more soluble in non-polar or semi-polar media, such as fat, than in aqueous media. End of today's organic chemistry lesson. Bon appetite!) Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Fat is tasty meat.'

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

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