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mune, muna-

meaning: ridgepole, building

棟木 == munagi == (noun) ridgepole, ridge beam
病棟 == byoutou == (noun) [hospital] ward

Left radical is 'wood/tree' (木). Right radical is 'east' (東), which acts phonetically to express 'center'. Thus, a reference to the center beam or ridgepole of a building. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Wood from east best for building's ridgepole.'

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

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