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



meaning: gather, raise, enlist, grow, intense

募金 == bokin == (noun) fund-raising, collection of funds
応募者 == ouposha == (noun) applicant

Bottom radical is 'strength/effort' (力). Top radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'sun sinking among plants', which here acts phonetically to express 'seize/take' This character originally meant 'use effort to bring a person into one's group', which led to present meanings such as 'enlist', 'gather', 'raise', etc. Henshall suggests taking the top radical as 'grass', 'sun' (日), and a variant of 'big' (大), and as a mnemonic: 'Big effort to gather grass while sun shines.'

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

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