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 –
Kanji Search Results
S/B shows 儿 (Type 3 Phonetic) human figure + 目 eye → person whose sight is fixed on an object he is being shown → see; look; observe; be visible/in sight; appear; viewpoint. Also, show, examine, and care for (← observe) → make a pretense of (← for show alone). SIS turns the eye vertically.
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