allograph (different shape but same meaning)
connotation as a character part
abbreviated, abbreviation
contracted, contraction
extended meaning
kanji, ideograph, character
literal translation from the Shuowen Jiezi
modified, modification
mijn hanzi, modification
opposite meaning or situation
when used as a character part
explanation according to Richard Sears (
one of the 214 radicals in the traditional character classification system
situation chosen for evoking this meaning
suffix for counting units of objects, etc.
Unclassified by Joseph De Roo.
knot, node, joint, section, seasons, passage, paragraph, section, beats (music), rhythm, time
  • quick beating with bamboo stick defining the rhythm at which a passage from a sutra should be read turning the tongues of the reciters in a knot
  • /shuttle going back and forth weaving cotton in a steady rhythm