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
S/B is a pictograph of rafts/boats moored side by side → side; line up → direction (← spread in all directions ← spread right and left) → compare (← side); skill; method (← direction); square (← spread in equal amounts). Person is via locational usage as seen in 様.
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