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

uba(u)

meaning: snatch, captivate

略奪 == ryakudatsu == (noun) pillage, plunder, looting, robbery
争奪 == soudatsu == (noun) struggle, contest




Middle radical is 'bird'. Bottom radical is 'hand/measure' (寸). Top radical is 'big' (大), which here acts phonetically to express 'lose'. Thus, 'to lose a bird one from one's hand'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Big bird is snatched from hand.'

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

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