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.
RSkidnap, abduct, turnhand kidnapping someone with strength or weapon
penetrate, pervade, destroy, remove
  • RS. a hand destroying a jug (: fragile like the body of a baby): ; while walking on the road : penetrate
  • /go walking with seven times the force of normal people: penetrate into and destroy things
RS𠚣knife, sword, old coin, measure
  • 𠚣
  • con.: cutting edge, knife, scissors, sickle, chisel, money with which soldiers were paid
; ; ;
RScut, mince, slice, carveseveral movements with a knife ; ;
edge, margin, side, border
  • go to see that which is usually far away : the border
  • /army going to the border to show in force or with a sword
RSnumerous, many, black, aborigines of HainanRS. those who cut millet with a knife - the aborigines of Hainan; they were numerous and black
RSloosen, unfasten, untie, unravel, explainRS. knife separating the horn from the cow ; explanation is unravelling of the truth
RSedged tool, cutlery, knife edge RS. knife with blood dripping from its edge ;
RSwidowed, alone, friendlessRS. one who lives in a house whose head is dead (cut by knife ): widow
RSsummon, call together, imperial decreewords imposed by sword
RSto engrave, a written contract or agreementknife engraving marks in a stick
RScertificate, ticket, title deedsscroll cut/carved with a knife
RSwound, double edged sworda sword that makes wounds on both sides
RSdivide, small unit of time etc. something cut in equal parts; an hour divided in equal parts ; ; ;
RSbeginning, initial, primaryRS. you start to make clothes by cutting the cloth : beginning
secretly, stealthily, steal, thief
  • RS. a termite that lives in a hole and steals grain
  • seven men making a hole with a knife : steal
RSthread cutting knive