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


ine, ina

meaning: rice plant

稲荷 == inari == Inari (a fox deity, formerly a deity of harvests), flavored boiled rice cylindrical
稲作 == inasaku == (noun) rice crop

Left radical is 'rice plant'. Right radical is a character found only in Chinese, meaning 'to bale'. Its top element is one of the many 'hand' radicals. Henshall suggests remembering the bottom element of the right radical as 'old' (旧), and as a mnemonic: 'Hand picks old rice plant.'

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

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