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
As per 丙 (Type 3 Phonetic) (stretched) + 攴 action indicator → make a slack object taut/hard by stretching it from both sides → tighten → renew (← renew by making a slack object taut); again; once more; still more; furthermore → change; replace. Also, grow late and stay up late (← night that stretches into dawn, when a new day begins ← renew).
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