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


meaning: rotate, turn

旋回 == senkai == (noun) revolution, rotation, turning
旋風 == senbou == (noun) whirlwind, sensation

Bottom right radical is 'proper' (正), here in its original meaning of 'set foot on a road/travel'. The left/upper right radical is 'fluttering flag' which acts phonetically to express 'return'. Originally meaning 'return along a road' (which it still means in Chinese), this character has acquired the meaning of 'rotation' in a metaphorical sense. Henshall suggests taking the left/upper right radical as 'side' (方) and 'person' (人), and as a mnemonic: 'Person turns properly on side.'

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

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