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SHA


meaning: forgiveness

容赦 == yousha == (noun) pardon, forgiveness, mercy
特赦 == tokusha == (noun) amnesty


Right radical is 'stick in hand/beat'. Left radical is 'red' (赤), acting phonetically to express 'abandon/stop'. Thus, 'to beat someone and then stop'. The character's current meanings derive from the idea of stopping a beating. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Beat till red, then show forgiveness.'

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

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