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 is a representation of a bent hook + 口 mouth → bend/cup a hand about the mouth to amplify the voice in shouting → shout/laugh/sing in a loud voice. Possible is an extended meaning (← make it possible to be heard at a distance), with approve by further extension (← approve of what has been made possible).
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