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SHOU


SHOU


meaning: adorn, makeup

化粧 == keshou == (noun) make-up
化粧室 == keshoushitsu == (noun) toilet, lavatorypowder room

A character of recent development, only about 600 years old; of uncertain etymology. Left radical is 'rice' (米), right radical is 'building' and 'earth' (土). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Adorn earthen floor of building with rice.'

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

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