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BAKU


meaning: vague, vast, desert

漠然 ==  bakuzen == (noun, adjective that takes な) obscure, vague, equivocal
砂漠 ==  sabaku == (noun) desert



Left radical is a radical form of 'water. Right radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'sun sinking through grass', which here acts phonetically to express 'smothered/covered'. 'Covered water' means 'desert'. Current meanings are borrowed. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'plant', 'sun' (日), and 'big' (大), and as a mnemonic: 'In vast desert, big plants need sun and water.'

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

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