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


osu, o-

meaning: male, powerful

両雄 == ryuyuu == (noun) two great men [rivals]
雄弁 == yuubin == (noun, adjective that takes な) oratory, eloquence

Right radical is 'bird'. Left radical is a character only found in Chinese, meaning 'arm', which here acts phonetically to express 'fine/showy'. 'Fine/showy bird' was a reference to a brightly-feathered male bird. The character has come to mean 'male' in general'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Male bird has strong arms and elbows.'

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

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