Free Online Kanji Etymology Dictionary
(A comprehensive Free Online Kanji Etymology Dictionary for the Web)
An Etymological Dictionary of Chinese Character Interpretations
By Lawrence J. Howell and Hikaru Morimoto
– Covering more than 6,500 Chinese characters as used in Japan –
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SIS indicates an arrow hitting a squarish, lumpy target and coming to a stop. For the idea of stopping, compare 処 and 医. 矣 was eventually employed as a particle indicating the completion of an action.
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