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
SIS is 才 (Type 1 Phonetic) cut off + 土 earth → pile earth to cut off the flow of a river. Be, exist, location, stay, be alive, and in are extended meanings (← be fixed firmly in one place; compare 居, 有, and 存) → country(side) (← permanence of rural abodes).
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