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 禾 grain/rice + 千 (Type 3 Phonetic) (progress) → person progressing through crops in harvesting → year; age (← harvest as the end of a long agricultural cycle; compare 歳).
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