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.
classic works, warp of a fabric, things running lengthwise, rules, regulations, plan, rule, arrange, pass through, stand, longitude
  • streams under ground passing through the bedrock like a thread passing through a bound book with classic works, plans or regulations
  • /a thread binding a crafted book by entering it
  • holy silk cloth with sutras: reading them one passes through various stages of enlightenment