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


meaning: reclaim, clear, rub

拓殖 == takushoku == (noun) colonization, exploitation
拓本 == takuhon == (noun) rubbed copy, portfolio of rubbings

Left radical is one of the radical versions of 'hand'. Right radical is 'stone' (石), which acts phonetically to express 'remove'. To 'remove stones by hand' is to clear or reclaim land. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Hand picks up stones to clear land.'

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

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