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
As per 即 (Type 2 Phonetic) (opposite) + 竹 bamboo → knots on opposite sides of a bamboo tree → knot; joint; knob; section → season (← 1/24th of a year); melody; tune (← song punctuated by many stops); frugal (← moderation ← regular intervals).
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