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

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meaning: trace, remains

足跡 == ashiato (also: sokuseki) == (noun) footprints
跡継ぎ ==  atosugi == (noun) heir, successor

Left radical is 'foot' (足), meaning 'footprint' in this context.  Right radical is 'again', which acts phonetically to express 'accumulate'. An 'accumulation of footprints' is the trace of a person's passing. Henshall suggests taking the right character as 'partly red' (赤), and as a mnemonic: 'The only remains are a partly red foot.'

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

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