The Radical: 禺

Scorpion    禺


Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 1Joyo 7
foolish, idiot, folly
oroka, GU
Top: scorpion (image of a scorpion: with long tail: carapace , insect , long legs ), below: heart
Who believes that a scorpion has a heart is foolish.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
accidentally, pair (like wife&husband)

Left: person , right: scorpion (pictograph of a scorpion: carapace , insect , long legs )
(At first they met with movements ) And then the person and the scorpion became accidentially a pair.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
meet, encounter, to handle, entertain, see, to deal with

Left: movement , right: scorpion (pictograph of a scorpion: carapace of the insect with long legs )
(A mating/courtship ritual?) Movements of a scorpion to meet someone. (And then they , became accidentially a pair )
JLPT 2Joyo 7
corner, nook
Left: hill , right: scorpion (pictograph of a scorpion: combination of for carapace, insect , long legs )
On the hill, there are scorpions in every corner.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
separate, leave, apart
hanareru/su, RI
Left: 离 (lid , bad luck (here: marked container), var. of scorpion (only hind legs , sting ), right: bird
Puts the lid on the container, because otherwise the scorpions and birds would leave.
JLPT -Joyo 7
lapis lazuli (gem), glassy
Left: king , right: cover , pot ( (lit. disaster/bad luck: marked container), var. of scorpion (hind legs , sting )
The king has a pot with scorpions looking like glassy lapis lazuli.

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