allograph (different shape but same meaning)
connotation as a character part
abbreviated, abbreviation
contracted, contraction
extended meaning
kanji, ideograph, character
literal translation from the Shuowen Jiezi
modified, modification
mijn hanzi, modification
opposite meaning or situation
when used as a character part
explanation according to Richard Sears (
one of the 214 radicals in the traditional character classification system
situation chosen for evoking this meaning
suffix for counting units of objects, etc.
Unclassified by Joseph De Roo.
RSdoubt, question, suspect
  • RS. left side hand and cane right side old man with mouth asking direction : he's in doubt
  • going back and forth trying to sell (bowing to customers, being threatened by arrows ) a roll of cloth : doubt begins to bite: will I ever sell this roll?