allograph (different shape but same meaning)
connotation as a character part
abbreviated, abbreviation
contracted, contraction
extended meaning
government
kanji, ideograph, character
literal translation from the Shuowen Jiezi
modified, modification
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mijn hanzi, modification
opposite meaning or situation
when used as a character part
explanation according to Richard Sears (http://www.chineseetymology.org)
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.

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3rd in a series con.: influential citizen: he wears robes and belongs to a family with many ancestors in heaven ; since he is a positive, YANG element in society, this k. was chosen for the odd numeral 3; ;
RSthird (class), 3rd heavenly stem
  • RS. originally smoke rising in the hearth to the sky : a third way of cooking things (after eating it raw or cooked)
  • consists of three elements: one enters the wide skies
; ;
RS
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rain use an umbrella when water rains from the sky ; ; ; 3144-3179
RS𠕲𠕒𠕘𩁼rain, rainy, rad. 173 water falling in the countryside straight from the sky ; ; ; 3144-3179
RS
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-x blocks of houses/bean-curds/food dishes/guns/metal tools; 4th in a series group of houses at a road junction drawn on a map; result: equal background with concentrated spots; houses "contain" families = YIN idea → even No. 4: ; con.: concentration of things, group ; al. : ;
RSmale adult, robust, vigorous, 4th heavenly stem, street, ward, town ;
RS
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both, old Japanese coin, unit for wagons ()scale with both sides in balance ; ;
RStwo, both, pair, couple, a tael, ounce scale or yolk for oxen: or or ; ;
RSneed, require, must, hesitate, considerRS. hesitate and consider whether it will rain while stroking the beard ; need comes afterward because one has waited for too long
RS
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under, base, lower, hang down, fall, go down, give, put down, get down a fortuneteller knows everything under the heavens ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
RS𠄟under, underneath, below, down, inferior, bring down something below the ground : 𠄟 ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
RS
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not, negative stillborn baby buried under the ground ; negative feelings in the family; modf. to differentiate it from ;
RSno, not; un-; negative prefix
  • person spreading arms in objection
  • lit. bird flying under the sky and not coming down
;
RS
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dry, get dry many seeds for sowing in the soil ; con.: seeds, symbol of dryness; ;
RSoppose, offend, invade, dried, seeds, workoffensive weapon: ; also working tool for picking up dried (ripe) cereals from the fields: they yield seeds after hard work ;
RS
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flat, level, even, peaceful dry seeds sown in flat topsoil; not stored in bags ; ;
RSflat, level, even, peaceful peaceful work sowing seeds in level fields in the flat countryside; con.: countryside ; ;
RS
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electricity (lightning: dragon's tail during a rainstorm )
RS
electricity, electric, lightning what the rain cloud throws away in excess electricity; RS. flash of lighting from the rain cloud until the ground
RS
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actual, appear, show, express the king is seen during an audience in the intercalary month of the moon calendar;
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