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

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ko(riru), ko(rasu)

meaning: chastise, learn

懲戒 == choukai == (noun) discipline, punishment, reprimand
懲役 == choueki == (noun) penal servitude, imprisonment with hard labor

Bottom radical is 'heart/feelings' (心). Top radical is 'sign' (徴), which acts phonetically to express 'reform'. To 'reform one's heart' is be chastised or learn. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Sign that chastised heart has learned lesson.'

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

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