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

uruwa(shii)

meaning: beautiful

麗人 == reijin == (noun) beautiful woman, beauty, belle
美辞麗句 == bijireiku == (noun) flowery words, rhetorical flourishes




Bottom radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'deer'. The top radical is used phonetically to express 'group'. This character, originally meaning 'herd of deer', has been borrowed to mean 'beautiful'. Henshall suggests taking the top elements as 'hoofprints', and as a mnemonic: 'Hoofprints left by beautiful deer.'

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

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