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Thursday, 17 November 2011

Shine

Reading: KOU, hikaru

Strokes: 6

Etymology:
Early forms of the crown element show a pictograph of fire.  This is placed upon the character for human legs.  Thus, a fire carried overhead is very bright.

Mnemonic: PERSON CARRIES FIRE THAT SHINES BRIGHT.

Combinations: 

光学 (kougaku) optics

(Based on Henshall, 1998)

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