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


meaning: faction, clan, lineage

門閥 ==  monbatsu == (noun) clanship, clannism, clan favoritism
財閥 == zaibatsu == (noun) zaibatsu, plutocrats, financial clique

Outer radical is 'door/gate' (門). Inner radical is 'cut down' (伐), here used phonetically to express 'emerge'. The 'house from which one emerges' is one's clan or lineage. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Clan member cut down at gate.'

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

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