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
BIS is a pictograph of a suspended vine (compare 叔) → blessings from heaven that descend like a vine to earth → mourning; hold a memorial service; condolence (← bestowal of consolations upon a mourner ← conferral of blessings).
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