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
SIS is 門 gate + 幵 (Type 2 Phonetic) (align) → open wide the tall doors of a gate, to an equal degree → make/drill a hole; be space between; develop; begin; hold (a party/meeting etc.) (← throw open the doors); release.
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