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
The top element of the previous form is 隹 short, squat bird (doubled) → pair of birds. 雙 adds 又, here an abbreviated form (Type 8 Phonetic) of 爭/争 struggle → pair of struggling birds → two; counter for pairs of objects; match.
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