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 乃 (Type 5 Phonetic) (soft and clinging) + 禾 grain/rice → mutually clinging, slender ears of grain curving upward → excel; surpass; superior; prominent (← be high).
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