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

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wata(ru), wata(su)

meaning: cross, hand over

渡し船 == watashibune == (noun) ferry, ferryboat
譲り渡す == yuzuriwatasu == (verb)  to hand over, to turn over, to cede

Left radical is a radical form of 'water', which here means 'river'. Right radical is 'degree' (度), which here acts phonetically to express 'span'. This character originally meant 'to span a river'; now it means 'cross' or 'span' in general, and the metaphorical use of these ideas. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Cross water by degrees.'

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

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