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
BIS shows four feet circulating about a particular spot. SIS reduces the number of feet to two, adds four marks around the perimeter, and appends 帀 circulate → protect/defend a site by patrolling the perimeter. The present form combines 行 (straight, crossing roads) with 韋 (Type 2 Phonetic) (circumambulate).
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