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Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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meaning: rub, graze, scrape

摩擦 == masatsu == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) friction, rubbing, rubdown, chafe
薩摩芋 == satsumaimo == (noun) sweet potato




Lower radical is 'hand' (手). Upper radical is 'hemp/flax' (麻). This character originally referred to the practice of rubbing hemp or flax by hand to process the fibers. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: ' Hand rubs hemp.'

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

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