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

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meaning: stage, platform

文壇 == bundan == (noun) the literary world, literary circles
土壇場 == dotanba == (noun) scaffold, last moment, eleventh hour

Left radical is 'earth/ground' (土). Right radical is a character found only in Chinese used phonetically to express 'high/raised'; its original meaning is unclear; it may be a variant of 'high' (高). 'High/raised earth' indicates an earthen platform or stage. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as a 'top', 'rotate/revolve' (回), 'day' (日), and 'one' (一), and as a mnemonic: 'Earthly show one day atop revolving stage.'

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

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