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
SIS combines 止 (Type 1 Phonetic) (stand straight) and 平 (spread level/flat) → straight line of stalls/shops comprising a market → buying/selling; transaction; have dealings → city (← place where many gather). There is no etymological connection with 姉.
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