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

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meaning: fierce, raging, brave

猛犬 == mouken == (noun) savage dog
猛者 == mousa == (noun) man of valor

Left radical is the usual radical form of 'dog'. Right radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'chief/first', here used phonetically to express 'spirited'. Its components are 'child' (子) and 'dish' (皿). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Fierce dog beats brave child to dish.'

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

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