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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SIS shows 工 here an abbreviated form (Type 8 Phonetic) of 巩 (kneeling figure with arms extended) as described in 恐 + a hand → the left hand, aligned at an angle with the right hand by a kneeling figure in assisting a task.
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