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

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gara, e

meaning: handle, pattern, power, nature

銘柄 == meigara == (noun) brand, make, description
人柄 == hitogara == (noun, adjective that takes な) personality, character, personal appearance, gentility

Left radical is 'wood' (木). Right radical is 'third' (丙), which here acts phonetically to express 'grasp'. 'Grasping wood' refers to holding a wooden handle. The character's other meanings may be borrowed. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Wood of third rate nature used for handle.'

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

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