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 is 厂 cliff/shape indicator (here suggesting a hanging piece of cloth) + two parallel vertical lines (Type 1 Phonetic) → two pieces of cloth set out to dry and hanging side by side → one (of a pair) → counter (for animals).
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