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


SHOU


JOKU

hazuka(shimeru)

meaning: insult, humiliate

侮辱 == bujoku == (noun) insult, contempt, slight
屈辱== katsujoku == (noun) disgrace, humiliation



Top radical is a character only found in Chinese, meaning 'clamshell'. Here is used in its sense of 'cutting tool'. Bottom radical is 'hand/measure' (寸), here meaning 'careful use by hand'. This character originally referred to careful use of a sickle. The origin of its current meanings is unclear; they may be borrowings, or metaphorical extensions. I.e., to suffer humiliation is like being 'cut'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Hand out insults as cutting as clamshell.'

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

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