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meaning: door, front page

門扉 == monbi == (noun) door(s) of a gate
開扉 == kaihi == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) opening the door

Left/outer radical is 'door' (戸). Right/inner radical is 'not/spreading wings' (非). This character refers to the 'wings' or flaps of a swinging door. A page is another sort of 'wing'; this character has come to be associated especially with the front page. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: ''A door is not a door? Must make the front page!'

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

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