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Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.


hanaha(da), hanaha(shii)

meaning: greatly, extreme

甚大 == jindai == (noun, adjective that takes な) very great, enormous, serious
甚六 ==  jinroku == (noun) dunce, blockhead

Composed of 'sweet' (甘) and 'match/matched pair' (匹). This character originally meant 'pair of lovers', then 'great happiness', then just 'great'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Sweet matched pair greatly in love.'

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

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