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


SHIN

tsutsushi(mu)

meaning: be discreet, refrain

慎み深い == tsutsushimibukai == (adjective) discreet, modest, cautious
謹慎 ==  kinshin == (noun) penitence, discipline, house arrest



Left radical is one of the radical forms of 'heart/feelings' (心). The right radical is 'true' (真), which acts phonetically to express 'constrain/restrain'. To be discreet is to restrain one's feelings. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Discreetly refrain, masking true feelings.'

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

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