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

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meaning: ordinary, work

凡庸 == bonyou == (noun, adjective that takes な, adjective that takes の) mediocre, banality, commonplace
中庸 == chuuyou == (noun) middle way, [golden] mean, moderation, middle path, Doctrine of the Mean

Originally a pictograph of hands holding a pestle. Bottom radical is now 'use' (用). Left/outer radical is 'building', the upper/inner radical is one of the many versions of the 'hand' radical'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Hand uses stick to do ordinary work in building.'

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

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