The Radical: 召


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Meaning
to call, summon    召

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 3
glorious, clear, bright
SHŌ
Left: sun , right: summon/call s.o. (with sword and mouth to call sb.)
The sun is calling: It is getting: glorious and bright!
JLPT 3Joyo 4
illuminate, light, shine
teru, SHŌ
Top: clear/bright (The sun is summoned , such that it gets bright & clear) [summon = with sword and mouth ], below: fire
A bright fire for illumination. - (Or: As if the sun was summoned, is the fire that illuminates.)
JLPT 2Joyo 5
invite, call in, summon, beckon
maneku, SHŌ
Left: hand , right: call/summon (with sword and mouth )
The hand calls sb. to invite him.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
summon, call someone (respectfully), to send for
mesu, SHŌ
Top: sword , below: mouth
Use sword and mouth to summon / call together.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
swamp, marsh, pond, bog
numa, SHŌ
Left: water , right: call s.o./summon (.. with sword and mouth )
The water (for cleaning) the sword and mouth comes from the swamp.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
recommendation, introduce, present, inherit
SHŌ
Left: thread , right: call/summon (with sword and mouth )
Like a thread to call sb.: The recommendation.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
Imperial edict
mikotonori, SHŌ
Left: word , right: call /summon (.. with sword and mouth )
Words for summoning: That is the imperial edict.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
transcend (a limit), cross, super-..., ultra-, exceed
koeru/su, CHŌ
Left: run (On the earth feet must run), right: call/summon (with sword and mouth )
(At the finish line) Run and shout: "Super! I transcend my limits!"

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