Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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meaning: luxuriant, rich, strengthen, enliven

滋養 == jiyou == (noun) nourishment
滋養分 == jiyoubun== (noun) nutrient


Per Henshall, "somewhat obscure" etymology. Left radical is a radical form of 'water' or 'river'. Right radical is an element meaning 'twisted threads', of unclear meaning in this character. Henshall suggests remembering the right radical as a 'double' version of 'short thread' (an abbreviation of 'thread' (糸), and as a mnemonic: 'Double thread of river brings luxuriant growth.'

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

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