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This kanji means without fail, certainly, or inevitably. It can be used by itself as ɬ, meaning "to warrant" or "guarantee" or as ɬ, meaning "without fail" or "inevitably".

To remember it, I think of it in the compound form ɬ , meaning "inevitable death". If you look at the kanji, it is exactly the same as the radical meaning "heart", with the addition of the second stroke, which runs diagonal from bottom left to upper right. If you think of this stroke as a knife, you can see a heart getting stabbed. Thus, if you get stabbed in the heart, your death will surely be inevitable.

(Contributed by: Alex K of Welseyan University on 2/11/07)

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