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


SHOKU

fu(eru), fu(yasu)

meaning: enrich, increase

利殖 == rishoku == (noun) money-making
生殖== seishoku == (noun) reproduction



Left radical is 'bare bone/death'. The right radical is 'direct' (直), which acts phonetically to express 'soft/pulpy'. This character originally referred to the rotting of a corpse. Its current meanings are borrowed. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Increased bare bones directly enrich ground.'

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

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