Today’s #kanji is #険, which is made of its semantic element of #こざとへん（阝） and phonetic element of 僉, although 険 and 僉 don’t share a sound any more.
阝 represents a hill and 僉 has a meaning of “pointy” or “sharp,” so what does 険 mean?
Meaning: dangerous, sharp, rugged, etc.
険悪（ケンアク）: [なadj] hostile, serious, threatening
陰険（インケン）: [なadj] tricky, sky, crafty
危険（キケン）: [なadj] dangerous, hazardous, unsafe, risky
探検（タンケン）: [noun] exploration, an expedition
冒険（ボウケン）: [noun] an adventure, a venture, a risky attempt
保険（ホケン）: [noun] insurance
険（けわ）しい: [いadj] steep, sheer, rugged, grim, severe
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