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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An abbreviated form (Type 8 Phonetic) of 食 food/eating + 囗 circular enclosure → make tall piles of freshly harvested grain/crops in a storehouse (exactly the same idea as in 蔵).
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