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SOU, SHOU

yosoo(u)

meaning: wear, clothing, gear

舗装道路 == hosoudouro == (noun) paved road
武装 == busou == (noun that can use する to act as a verb ) arms, armament, armed




Bottom radical is 'clothing' (衣). The top radical is 'manly/grand' (壮), acting phonetically to express 'wrap'. To wrap oneself in clothing is to wear it. Henshall suggests taking the top radical as 'bed' and 'samurai' (士), and as a mnemonic: 'Samurai wears clothes in bed.'

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

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