一日一字

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JLPT: N3

School Grade: 3rd (8 years old)

This character was formerly written 福 a combination of 示/礻 altar/of the gods, and 畐 a Chinese-only character meaning “full.” 畐 derived from a pictograph of a full wine jar, so 福 originally referred to wine blessed by the gods and used in religious ceremonies. “Blessed by the gods” eventually came to mean “blessed,” or “fortunate” in general.