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
匕 double-pronged eating implement + an abbreviated form (Type 8 Phonetic) of 鼎 tripod kettle/cauldron → fill a vessel by ladling things into it → truth; essence (← flawless ← no lack ← replete; compare 実) → reality.
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