Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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It must be Christmas because everyone is getting drunk, using crack, and shooting or stabbing each other. No suicide attempts yet, though. I predict those for Christmas day, or the day after. No worries. I'm working that night, too.


SHITSU, SHUU

to(ru)
meaning: take, grasp

執念 == shuunen == (noun) tenacity, implacability
執心 == shuushin == (noun) devotion, attachment, infatuation


Left radical was originally a pictograph of shackles, and the right radical a pictograph of a kneeling person with outstretched hands. This character originally meant 'to shackle a prisoner'. (As I've mentioned before, ancient China must have been a fell and scary place, given the actions they needed specific characters for.) From this evolved the character's current meanings. Henshall suggests taking the left radical as 'happiness' (幸), the left radical as 'round' (丸), and as a mnemonic: 'Happiness rounded off by taking a prisoner.'

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

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