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


SHOU


meaning: (hidden) reef

珊瑚礁 == sangoshou == (noun) coral reef
暗礁 == anshou == (noun) reef, sunken rock



Left radical is 'rock' (石). Right radical is 'scorch/fret' (焦), which acts phonetically to express 'tapered', and also lends the meaning of 'worry'. I.e., a submerged reef is a cause for worry in a boatman. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Fret over rocky reef.'

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

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