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 two curved lines bending away from each other, suggesting the idea of splitting away to right and left → divide/part from right and left. Eight is either a borrowed meaning or may be regarded as having been considered the single-digit number divisible by two the greatest number of times..
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