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SHOU


SHOU


meaning: collide, clash, road

衝撃 == shougeki == (noun)  shock, crash, impact, ballistic
正面衝突 == shoumenshoutotsu == (noun) head-on collision

The outer bits are the two halves of 'move/go' (行) radical. The center radical was originally 'child/slave', acting phonetically to express 'people'. Thus, this character originally meant something like 'road that people move on'. The inner radical is now written as 'heavy' (重). How this radical came to mean 'crash/collide' is controversial. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Collision of heavy objects moving on road.'

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

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