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.
RSdip, ladle, ladleRS. use the hand to get water out of a bowl : ladle
RS叟𠬲𡨎𡨝𡨨𡨼 old personRS. one who needs to carry a light (→ ) in the house to see in the house: 𠬲: old man
destroy, ruin, injure, slanderclay mortar used as a weapon in attack to destroy:
son, child, oneself, final part, rad. 10
  • from : : legs
  • a child is small like a seed being grinded into smaller pieces in a mortar and walks on legs
  • if one sees his child, one sees a part of oneself
  • con.: man
old, ancient, former, past
  • wise person like an owl in old age using his mortar preparing ancient recipes for medecine
  • /modf.
  • if you see the sun to the right and the ground to the left you've been lying dead since ancient times
submerge, sink, plunge, trap, collapse
RS𦥢𥦶pit, holeRS. man falling into a trap :
RS𢆍𦥛𦥫𦦱𠚏pound in a mortar, separate the grain from the huskRS. a mortar with the pestle