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HEKI

kabe

meaning: wall

壁画 == hekiga == (noun) fresco, mural, wall painting
障壁 == shouheki == (noun) enclosing wall, barrier




Bottom radical is 'earth' (土). Upper radical is a Non-General Use character originally meaning 'anal penetration', used here phonetically to express 'surround'. This character originally referred to an earthen wall surrounding a building. Henshall suggests taking the top radical as 'anus' (the left element'), and 'needle' (辛), and as a mnemonic: 'Sitting on earthen wall can be like needle  in anus.'

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

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