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

  • Mood:


SETSU


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

Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments