Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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Straight outta Venusburg

It's the summer solstice! From here on, days get shorter, nights longer, and winter will be here before you know it. I can almost feel the nip in the air.

Christmas is coming!




SETSU

hiso(ka)

meaning: steal, stealthy

窃取 == sesshu (also: settou) == (noun) theft, stealing, larceny
ひょう窃 ==  hyuusetsu == (noun) plagiarism, piracy




Top radical is 'hole' (穴). Bottom left radical was originally 'rice' (米), and the bottom right radical was 'scorpion', meaning 'take'. This character originally referred to stealing someone else's rice and hiding it (in a hole). Eventually it came to mean stealing and stealth in general. The modern bottom radical is 'cut' (切). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Stealthily cut hole to steal contents.'

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

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