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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

– Covering more than 6,500 Chinese characters as used in Japan –

Comprehensive Kanji Etymology Dictionary
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丁 (2)   チョウ ; テイ       S/B SIS


S/B shows the head of a nail driven straight into an object → raise a hammer and strike straight down on a nail. The later SIS form depicts a nail at a right angle to a surface → T shape → counter (for city blocks, or blocks of tofu; or for the two sides of a page of text) (← shape of character) → unit of length (about 109 meters). Fourth in a series and fourth calendar sign are borrowed meanings.


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