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Online Japanese Chinese Kanji Character Dictionary
A comprehensive, illustrated dictionary with etymologies, pictographs & definitions in English, displaying also Hiragana and Katakana, the Kana used in Nihongo


Comprehensive Online Japanese Chinese Kanji Character Dictionary of Dictionaries
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  The character at left is an abbreviated, alternate form of the one at right. The latter combines an element indicating a moated village and a short, squat bird, suggesting wetlands/marsh (land in a wrap-about shape, where birds find sanctuary). Watch kanji video »
Wrap about
adds hand/action indicator to suggest "wrap about a bird in protecting it, either in a cage or a human's embrace." Hold is an associated meaning.
adds earth to indicate earthen walls that wrap about and confine. Obstruct and block in/off are associated meanings.
Wrap about
adds tile/earthenware to indicate a large, tube-shaped jug or cistern.
adds food/eating to indicate prepared food wrapped in a container. Boiled food and breakfast are associated meanings.
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