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



FU

shi(ku)

meaning: spread, lay

敷金 == shikikin == (noun) security deposit
屋敷 == yashiki == (noun) mansion




Left radical was originally 'spread' (博). Right radical is 'striking hand/force/coerce', which in this context means 'by hand'. This character originally referred to spreading cloth and smoothing it by hand. Henshall suggests taking the left radical as 'beside' (方), 'field' (田), 'ten' (十), and a 'bit', and as a mnemonic: 'Forced to spread out beside ten and a bit fields.'

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

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