Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
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Well, this is a fine kettle of fish. Er, rodents. Natural climate change periodically wipes out mammal species.


shizu(mu), shizu(meru)

meaning: sink

沈思 == chinshi == (noun) contemplation, meditation
沈黙== chinmuku == (noun) silence, reticence

Left radical is one of the radical forms of 'water'. Right radical is a character only found in Chinese which was used for its meaning of 'hang down'. To 'hang down (in) water' is to 'sink'. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as a 'big man' (大) with broken arms and leg, and as a mnemonic: 'Big man with broken arms and leg sinks in water.'

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

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