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May 26, 2018 2:18 AM

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The kanji 介 appears in many male given names (pronounced as "suke"), such as Gennosuke (弦之介) and Ryuunosuke (竜之介).

I cannot figure out what this ending means. In e.g. Gennosuke (弦之介), the first kanji 弦 means "bowstring" and 之 appears to simply be a genitive.

Regarding 介, Jisho translates it as "jammed in, shellfish, mediate, concern oneself with", none of which make much sense to me. Can anyone help me understand it?

Thanks!
 
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