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  Originally, a pictograph of a long snake. "Other" is a borrowed meaning, via the compound character below at bottom left. Conceptually, the element conveys the meaning "elongated." (Part 2 of 2) Watch kanji video »
Elongated
adds water, originally to indicate the long flow of a river, stream or other waterway. In Japan, however, the character is used with respect to a flow of tears.
adds words to signify deceive or cheat, in the sense of stretching, exaggerating or distorting words for deceptive purposes.
adds foot/leg to indicate stumble (body that lurches forward in stumbling).
Elongated
adds metal, originally to indicate an elongated, metallic weapon such as a pike. Hatchet is an associated meaning.
adds horse to indicate a camel, in the sense of an animal with an elongated neck. Compare the character below.
adds bird to indicate an ostrich, in the sense of a bird with an elongated neck. Note that the scientific name for ostrich (Struthio camelus) means "camel sparrow."
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