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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As per 者 (Type 1 Phonetic) (pile of brushwood/firewood ) + 火 fire → cook; boil. Like 暑, 煮 was devised to replace 者 after the latter's transformation of meaning.
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