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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

– Covering more than 6,500 Chinese characters as used in Japan –

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光 (6)   コウ    ひかり; ひか(る)    S/B


S/B combines an abbreviated form (Type 8 Phonetic) of (extend the arms) + fire → extend the arms in holding up a torch → (radiant) light; shine; ray; beam; flash; glimmer; glitter; glare; sparkle.
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