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 piled threads → thread → yarn; (musical instrument) string; line. 糸 is a simplification of 絲; the present meanings were originally those of 絲.
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