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SHOU


SHOU


meaning: good fortune, omen

発祥 == hasshou == (noun) origin, appearance of auspicious omen
吉祥 == kyoushinshou == (noun) lucky omen, happy, auspicious

The left radical is a radical form of 'altar/of the gods'. Right radical is 'sheep' (羊), which acts phonetically to express '(auspicious) sign', and possibly has a meaning of its own; sheep may have represented sacrificial animals. Thus, 'auspicious sign from the gods'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Sheep sacrificed on altar to bring good fortune.'

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

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