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


tazu(neru), hiro

meaning: enquire, next, usual, a fathom

尋常 == jinjyou == (noun, adjective that takes な, adjective that takes の) common, usual
尋ね人 ==  tazunebito == (noun) missing person, wanted person

Originally a pictograph of two spread hands, indicating a 'fathom', the length of a person's spread arms. Both the top and bottom radicals are among the (many) radical forms of 'hand'. Henshall suggests taking the middle radicals as 'work' (工) and 'opening' (口), and  as a mnemonic: 'Inquire about opening for working hands.'

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

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