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

tate
meaning: shield, pretext

後ろ盾 == ushirodate == (noun) supporter
矛盾 == mushun == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) contradiction, inconsistency


Bottom radical is 'eye/look' (目). The left/outer radical is 'shield'. This character originally signified 'a shield from behind which one looks out'. Henshall suggests taking the 'cross' as 'ten' (十), and as a mnemonic: 'Ten eyes look out from behind shield.'

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

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