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And now: the piglet squid.

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Today's word is: planemo

n. an object in outer space with mass insufficient to achieve fusion but large enough to be made roughly spherical by its own gravity. This term and meaning were derived by way of determining what characteristics, exactly, should constitute a planet. Also: a modern school of the Music of the Spheres, in which heavenly bodies complain that life is meaningless, no one understands them, and they can't get laid.

via Double-tongued Word Wrester

Okay, I made the last part up. I'd assume that the 'a' is pronounced like the 'a' in 'sat', not as in 'plane', on the model of 'planet'. And the accent is on the first syllable?




SOU

sa(su)

meaning: insert

挿し木== sashiki == (noun) cutting, planting
挿絵 ==  sashie == (noun) [book] illustration




Left radical is one of the many radical forms of 'hand'. The right radical was originally a character found only in Chinese meaning 'grind', from a pictograph of a mortar and pestle. From this arose the idea of 'inserting', as of inserting the pestle into the mortar. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'sun/day' (日) and 'thousand' (千), and as a mnemonic: 'Hand inserts a thousand items a day.'

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

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