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

Clarion Class of 2004 news: Njihia Mbitiru, one of my Clarion classmates, will be guest-blogging at Matthew Cheney's Mumpsimus.


meaning: copy

謄写 == tousha == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) copy, transcription, mimeograph, photocopy
謄本 == touhon == (noun) exemplar

Bottom right radical is 'words' (言). Left/top radical is the 'royal we' (朕), which acts phonetically to express 'write'. Henshall suggests taking the left radical as 'moon(light)' (月), and the top right radical as 'two' (二) and 'fire' (火), and as a mnemonic: 'Copy two fiery words by moonlight.'

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

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