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

  • Mood:

SHI

murasaki
meaning: purple, violet

紫外線 == shigaisen == (noun) ultraviolet rays
紫色 == murasakiiro == (noun ) resin, rosin


Bottom radical is 'thread' (糸). Top radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'this/here', composed of 'foot/stop' (止) and 'sitting person' (ヒ). The top radical acts phonetically to express 'purple'. Thus, 'purple thread'. The character now means 'purple' in any context. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Person sits and ties purple thread on foot.'

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

Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments