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


meaning: position, camp

退陣 == taijin == (noun) retreat, withdrawal, retirement
陣営 ==  jinei == (noun) camp (in the sense of a set of ideological beliefs)



Composed of 'hill' and 'vehicle' (車). Vehicles drawn up around a hill signified an army encampment. Note that this character's meaning (like many others') has broadened over time, and now it means 'position' in many metaphorical senses. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Vehicles positioned around hill show army camp.'

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

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