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


meaning: register, record(s)

名簿 == namebo == (noun) register of names
簿記 == boki == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) bookkeeping

Top radical is 'bamboo' (竹), which here means bamboo tables for record-keeping. The bottom radical is a character found only in Chinese, meaning 'extensive', which here acts phonetically to express 'bind'. Thus, 'bound tablets', or a register. Henshall suggests taking the bottom radical as 'water' (in its radical form), and 'spread' (博), and as a mnemonic: 'Water spreads over bamboo  register.'

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

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