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 is 用 (Type 1 Phonetic) (run through) + a hole → run a stick through a board, creating a hole → same; equal (← board with a stick run through it to the point that the same amount of the stick is on each side of the board).
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