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A comprehensive, illustrated dictionary with etymologies, pictographs & definitions in English, displaying also Hiragana and Katakana, the Kana used in Nihongo


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  The lower element is earth. The upper element was originally a depiction of a pendent ear of grain, here suggesting a pendent object. The combination of elements indicates a marker that hangs at land's end. Thus the meanings hang, suspend, sag, droop and drop. Associated meanings include hanging, straw curtain, flap, dangle, and drip. Extended meanings include dribble, sauce, and gravy (liquids that drip from the mouth). Watch kanji video »
Droop; drop; hang
adds eye to indicate eyelids hung in sleep. Thus the meaning of sleep.
adds mouth to indicate a trail of drool/spittle hanging from the lower lip. Thus the meanings saliva and sputum.
adds (rigid, tubular) bamboo to an abbreviated form of the character at the bottom right of this box (whip), indicating a (bamboo) horse whip. A whip used to punish criminals and to whip/flog are associated meanings.
Droop; drop; hang
adds metal to indicate a metal object set to hang, or used to strike down upon another object. Spindle, sinker, and weight are associated meanings.
adds hand/action indicator to indicate "strike with a whip (that droops after being brought crashing down)." Thus the meanings strike, beat and whip.
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