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JLPT: N3

School Grade: 5th (10 years old)

This character is a combination of 角 corner/horn, 刀 sword/cut, and 牛 cow. Some believe that 刀 and 牛 work together to give “cut up/butcher a cow,” and that 角 is purely a phonetic element expressing “dissect.” Others, however, believe that all three combine to give the idea of “cutting off a cow’s horn to disentangle it.” It’s current meanings are extensions of “cut up” or “disentangle.”