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

shi(maru), shi(meru)

meaning: bind, tighten, close

締切 (also 締め切り and 締 切り) == shimekiri == (noun) closing, cut-off, end, deadline, Closed, No Entrance
戸締まり == tojimari == (noun) closing up, fastening the doors




Left radical is 'thread' (糸), here representing cord or rope. Right radical is 'emperor' (帝), acting phonetically to express 'bind'. Thus, 'to bind with cord'. Possibly meanings such as 'to close a door' originated from doors being tried closed with rope. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Bind emperor with thread.'

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

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