Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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koto
meaning: especially

特殊 == kotoshu == (noun, adjective that takes な) special, unique
殊勝 == shushou == (noun) admirable, laudable


Left radical is 'bare bones/death'. Right radical is 'red' (朱), acting phonetically to express 'cut down/attack'. This character originally meant to attack someone violently and cut them to the bone. This idea of an 'extreme' attack led to the character's current meaning. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Red bare bones are especially rare.'

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

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