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.


Referenced characters

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RSwell, mine shaft, pitorig. bowl with food: ; abbr. : source of food
𩵋fish, rad. 195
  • open mouth , body and tail :
  • /one sees only it's open mouth and body when it comes above the water
; al. 𩵋:
RSrap, tap, knock, rad. 66 the fortuneteller knocks with his hand at your door
RStogether with, all, total, to shareRS. two hands holding a communal bowl 廿; many 廿 hands together ; ; ; 殿 ; al.
RS𦨈clothes, wear, dress, taking medicinewrapped 𠬝 body : sick person in need of medicine ; ;
expensive, costly, valuableshells were a type of money in ancient times:
RS𡨄stop up, block, seal, cork, pass, frontier, fortressroof (and floor ) being stopped up with straw 𡨄 for isolation against the cold ()
RS𤯞blue, green, black, young ; ;
RS𠨷𨑃𠩟𨑄early morning, 5th terrestrial branch, a time, fortune, luck, a heavenly body - the sun, the moon and stars, sign of the dragonRS. man handling a hoe: : working early in the morning brings one fortune and luck;
RS𠃭𠙉begin, start, then, only thenevery individual person begins his life in his mother ;
𠳅ask (about), inquire after, question
  • guards asking inquisitive questions at your gate
  • distinguish the mouth
; ;
RSprivate, individual, secret, rad. 28 enclosed self : individual; invisible from outside: secret ; ; (𠫓) () () ; al. :
𢀜bind, firm, secure, strongworking to bind a (leather ) sail in the wind (): strong men are needed
RS𢒄labor, work, worker, laborer orig. carved pattern into something 𢒄: a sign that work has been done ; ; ; al. 匚:
RS𢦩completed, finished, fixed, fully grownmales (rotated) holding spears : they have completed their path to adulthood ; ; ; don't confuse with
RSguard, watch, alert, alarmrespect the words of the guard
power, right, authority
  • modf. ; men sitting high on top of a tree : they have a commanding view and thus instate power and authority
  • /hand ripping out a tree : power
RS𠃧𦏲feather, plume, wings, rad. 124 feathers: ; ; al. 𦏲: ; 𠃧: ; al.
one of warring states, giveRS. a man with a jug on his shoulder: probably the state of Wu, may have been originally noted for pottery; he gives something from his jug
RS𠂛delay, postpone, defer, prolongRS. slashed 丿 leg that does not move on the road : incurring delays which prolong one's stay
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