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 詹 (Type 1 Phonetic) (bear/encompass a burden) + 手 hand/action indicator → shoulder a load; load; bear; undertake. 担 was originally a separate character meaning "knock/beat down" (compare 単), but shed this meaning after coming to adopt the significations of 擔.
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