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



meaning: marsh, moisten, much, many, benefit, glisten

贅沢 == zeitaku == (noun, adjective that takes な) luxury, extravagance
徳沢 == dokutaku == (noun) blessing, grace

Left radical is a radical form of 'water'. Right radical was originally a character meaning 'watch over prisoners'; it functions phonetically to express 'confusion'. This character originally referred to wetlands, where land and water become 'confused'.  Henshall suggests taking the current right radical as a 'person' (人) with a 'backpack', and as a mnemonic: 'Person carries pack through water of marsh.'

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

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