Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
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Words I Did Not Know, Dept.

roborant \ROB-uh-ruhnt\, adjective:

1. Strengthening; restoring vigor.
2. A strengthening medicine; a tonic; a restorative.

A major field study of the effect of pollen extracts on the common cold and its roborant . . . effects in 775 Swedish military recruits did not give unequivocal results in relation to the prophylactic effect of the preparation used against the common cold.
-- James P. Carter, Racketeering in Medicine
That day, I felt the need of a roborant after my ghost-ridden night, and I swigged down two doses.
-- William Least Heat Moon, River Horse

Roborant derives from the present participle of Latin roborare, "to strengthen," from robur, roboris, "strength."

So, it's like, just me thinking this should be a diatribe delivered by a mechanical man?


oo(u), kutsugae(ru), kutsugae(su)

meaning: overturn, cover

覆面 == fukumen == (noun) mask, veil, disguise
転覆 == tenpu == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) capsizing

Top radical is currently written as 'west' (西), but it is derived from a pictograph of an overturned dish. Bottom radical is 'again/return' (復), which acts phonetically to express 'invert/overturn'. Henshall suggests mnemonic: 'West overturned again.'

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

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