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 –
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S/B is a pictograph of a sword with a curved blade. When used as an element in compound characters, 刀 more often refers to a knife or cutting implement than to a sword.
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