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CHOU

su(mu), su(masu)

meaning: clear, settle

清澄 == seichou == (noun, adjective that takes な) clear, serene
澄まし顔 == sumashigao == composed expression, clear face




Left radical is a radical form of 'water'. Right radical is 'climb' (登), acting phonetically to express 'transparent/clear'. The meaning of 'clear water' eventually became 'clear' in general. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Water clears as one climbs up river.'

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

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