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 –
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Three slender lines serving as an abstract representation of the concept of three. In Chinese, "three" often suggests a group, or many (compare 参 and 森 in this word family, as well as 品 and other characters with tripled elements such as 喿 as described in 操, 畾 as described in 畳 and so on).
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