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 –
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As per 馬 (Type 1 Phonetic) (cover) + 罒 net (suggesting coverage in another sense) → cover in insults → insult; abuse; curse. For another character pairing 罒 with the the idea of covering in abuse, see 詈.
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