The Radical: 甲


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Meaning
shell, armor    甲

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 2Joyo 7
push, press
osu, Ō
Left: hand , right: shell/armor (pictograph of a seed with a root shoot crushing the shell)
The hand crushes the shell by pushing.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
shell, armor, grade A
kōra, KŌ, KAN
Seed , shell/husk
The seedling (root shoot) cracks its shell.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
promontory, headland, cape
misaki, saki,
Left: mountain , right: mussel shell or turtle shell (seed with a root shoot opening the shell)
A mountain of mussel shells forms a promontory.

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