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blockage; stem
Kanji 2006

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Synopsis

After learning multiple Japanese terms for "stroke," and two more for "heart attack," you'll impress yourself with your new ability to read medical text in Japanese. You'll also be able to understand the warnings on cigarettes. Then you'll take a major leap to the botanical world, contemplating the role of a particular flower in poetry, pop culture, and above all in family crests.

Revision history:

Jan. 15, 2020: 

  • p. 2: Etymology Box: Added the new Henshall etymology.
  • pp. 5–6: Quite a bit of the discussion revolved around text and diagrams on two web pages that no longer exist, so I deleted those passages and eliminated page 6, renumbering the rest.
  • p. 13: Added a comment from Henshall's newer edition about the etymology of the word in the Verbal Logic Quiz.
  • p. 13: Added a link to the Kanshudo games.

Nov. 24, 2013: Originally published.

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