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

kedamono
meaning: beast

野獣 == yajuu == (noun) beast, monster, wild animal
獣医 == juui == (noun ) veterinarian


Obscure origin. Right radical is 'dog' (犬). Left radical is related to 'simple', used here phonetically to express 'guard'. This character originally indicated a 'guard dog'. Henshall suggests taking the bottom left element 'mouth/say' (口) as 'bark', and as a mnemonic: 'Dog's bark makes it seem a simple beast.'

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

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