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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Shape (Pattern)

Reading: KEI, GYOU, kata, katachi
Strokes: 7

Etymology: The left character used to be a pictograph of a grille or lattice window - showing pattern.  The right character means hairs, and could indicate using a hair brush for painting, etc.

Mnemonic: ARRANGE HAIRS INTO A LATTICE SHAPE

Combinations:

人形:doll
形作る:form

(Based on Henshall, 1998)

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