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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Kanji structure (5)

At the base or foot (ashi or -shita):


(こころ)meaning heart, is added to the base of  (じん)meaning blade to produce 


(しのぶ)meaning endure.  


Do the math.  heart + blade = endure.  


Thus, to bear something piercing in the heart is to endure it.

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