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


meaning: ten day period

上旬 == joujun == (temporal noun, adverbial noun) first 10 days of month
中旬 == chuujun == (temporal noun, adverbial noun) middle 10 days of the month

Inner radical is 'sun/day' (日). Outer radical is 'encircle', which acts phonetically to express 'cycle'. Thus, 'cycle of days'. Ten days were a standard unit of time in ancient China. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Ten day cycle of circling sun.'

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

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