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

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meaning: take, act as proxy

摂氏 == sesshi == (noun) Centigrade, Celsius, larceny
摂政 ==  sesshou == (noun) regent, regency

Left radical is one of the many radical versions of 'hand'. The top element in the right radical is 'ear' (耳). The right radical acts phonetically to express 'pull'. The original meaning of this character was 'pull out by hand', or 'take'. Henshall suggests taking the bottom right radical as 'four marks', and as a mnemonic: 'Take ear in hand to earn four marks.'

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

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