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TEKI

shitata(ru)

meaning: drop, drip

点滴 == tenteki == (noun)  falling drop of water, raindrops, intravenous drip
滴下 == tekika == (noun) drip, drop, distill




Left radical is 'water'. Right radical is a character found only in Chinese meaning 'base/starting point', which here acts phonetically to express 'tap/strike'. Dripping water is 'water which taps or strikes against something'. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as a combination of 'emperor' (帝) and 'old' (古), and as a mnemonic: 'Water drips onto old emperor.'

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

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