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

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urana(u), shi(meru)

meaning: divine, occupy

星占い == hoshiuranai == (noun) astrology, horoscope
独り占め == hitoshijime == (noun) monoply

Top radical is a Non-Genral Use character meaning 'divination'. It derives from a pictograph of a crack in a heated turtle shell; interpretation of such cracks was the basis of ancient Chinese divination. Bottom radical is 'mouth/say' (口). To 'speak about cracks' was to practice divination. The 'occupy' meaning is borrowed. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'To divine is to say what cracks mean.'

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

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