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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 element at left is vehicle. The element at right is ax. The combination of elements suggests "cut notches in the wheel of a vehicle." Kill (by beheading) and sever are associated meanings. Watch kanji video »
Cut (finely)
adds water to indicate water seeping into a crack/hole that has been cut, filling it. Gradual and gradually are associated meanings, in the sense of gradual seepage.
adds mountain to indicate a steep, finely cut mountain (peak). Thus the meanings steep and high. Rugged is by association.
adds tree/wood to indicate wood cut into a tablet. Printing block is an associated meaning.
Cut (finely)
adds sun/day (here suggesting the passage of time) to indicate a figurative cut in days or time. Thus the meanings temporary and provisional. (After a) long time is an associated meaning.
adds earth to signify "cut a trench, ditch or moat into the earth." Thus the meanings trench, ditch and moat.
adds metal to indicate an engraving tool or chisel.
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