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.
RSeight, all around, all sides
  • eight can be separated in two: two diverging branches
  • con.: several, even, divide
still, but, decline, retreatRS. the person who escapes / (person leaves the house ): retreat
RSriverwater spreading from a source 沿
RSsix : eight without 2
RSfair, equitable, public, dukemany individuals working together, serving the public in a fair way; they have a park with pine trees ; 殿;
RSlie between, sea shell, wear armour, forerunner, herald, harbinger
  • that which separates men
  • seashell : armour for the animal inside
; ;
speak, say, talk, scold, explanation, rumor
  • money speaks boldest; it is usually the explanation for many actions of the mouth
  • many brothers defending their family verbally
RShole, cave, den, rad. 116 a place where the roof is separated ; a cave is a hole in the mountain ;
RScash, exchange
  • the oldest brother divides all cash evenly /amongst his brothers and sisters
  • con. big brother
al: :
RSyou, your one enters in front of many
RSmix, intersect, exchange, communicate, deliver many people mixing hands and heads : they will communicate and exchange ideas and intersect them to deliver a compromise everybody can work to ;
RStalk too much, verboseseveral mouths looking upward and talking too much about something
谿谿RSvalley contains several houses 𠆢 of farming families where large men work continuously with their hands
RSfather, rad. 88
  • a father needs many hands to work for and feed his family
  • RS. hand with axe
RSdivide, small unit of time etc. something cut in equal parts; an hour divided in equal parts ; ; ;
RShalf cow divided in two pieces:
RSalready, sign of pastRS. something splits from the fields (which has been told to happen in the past) under the sun
RSsucceed, accomplish, comply with, follow along, thereuponsucceed in moving many pigs : the animals have complied with the owners wish
RSvalley, gorge, ravine, a waterway between two mountains
  • RS. opening where a lot of water can flow
  • river flowing through diverging gorges
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