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TOU

tataka(u)

meaning: fight

奮闘 == funtou == (noun) hard struggle, strenuous effort
格闘 == kakutou == (noun that can take する to act as a verb)  hand-to-hand fighting, grappling




'Somewhat obscure' etymology. Current radicals are 'door' (門), 'food vessel' (豆), and 'measure/hand' (寸). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Fight in doorway over handy food vessel.'

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

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