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
S/B and BIS show a bolt of lightning stretching from sky to earth. SIS, however, is a pair of hands + a straight line representing a rope → pair of hands tugging on/stretching a rope. Say is a borrowed meaning, as are monkey (as the ninth sign of the zodiac) and 3 P.M. to 5 P.M..
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