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


meaning: priest, boy, town

お坊さん == obousan == (noun) Buddhist priest, monk
赤ん坊 == akanbou == (noun) baby

Left radical is 'earth/ground' (土). Right radical is 'side' (方). This character originally referred to an earthen embankment at a riverside, which demarcated a town. Its other meanings are the result of borrowing. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Boy-priest found at side of earthen bank in town.'

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

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