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NAN

yawa(rakai)

meaning: soft

軟骨 == nankotsu == (noun) cartilage
軟弱 == nanjaku == (noun, adjective that takes な) weakness




Left radical is 'vehicle' (車). Modern right radical is 'lack' (欠); originally it was a character found only in Chinese meaning 'soft'. This character originally referred to the practice of wrapping reeds around the wheels of a vehicle to make its ride softer. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Vehicle lacks softness.'

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

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