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SHOU


SHOU

nobo(ru)

meaning: rise, ascent

== joushou == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) rising, ascending, climbing
== shoukyuu == (noun which can take する to act as a verb)  promotion, advancement



Top radical is 'sun' (日). Bottom radical is '(liquid) measure' (升), which acts phonetically to express 'rise'. This character originally referred to the rising of the sun; now it means 'rise' in a broader sense. Henshall suggests taking the left part of the bottom radical as a 'person' (人), the right part as 'ten' (十), and as a mnemonic: 'Sun rises, measured by ten persons.'

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

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