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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


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  A spear/halberd plus an enclosure (here suggesting an enclosed parcel of land) to suggest "defend enclosed land/an enclosure." The present meanings (a certain; a; some; or; possibly) are all borrowed meanings. Watch kanji video »
Enclosed land; enclosure
adds earth to emphasize enclosed land, or an enclosure.
adds an enclosure (and, in the present form, substitutes jewel for the original element) to indicate a province, district, native land, land, country, or state.
adds gate to indicate a the threshold of an enclosure, represented by a gate.
Enclosure
adds heart/emotions to suggest feelings of being circumscribed. Perplexity is an associated meaning, with mislead and go astray by extension.
adds pattern to indicate a pattern within a block, repeated numerous times over a surface. Beautiful and luxuriant are associated meanings via a beautiful, luxuriant pattern.
adds head/neck to suggest "grasp/enclose an enemy's right ear and sever the left ear." Behead is an associated meaning, with dismiss and fire from a job by extension.
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