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meaning: sacrifice

犠牲== gisei == (noun) sacrifice
犠牲者 ==  giseisha == (noun) victim

Left radical is 'cow/bull' (牛). Right radical is 'live' (生), which acts phonetically to express 'purify'. A religious sacrifice in ancient China involved a purified cow. The character now means 'sacrifice' in a broader sense. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Sacrifice of a live cow.'

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

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