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.
西西RSwest, western, westward, occident, rad. 146
  • lit.: bird (animal with high legs ) sitting on top of a nest : 西: it is evening, the sun sets in the west
  • head of a child
  • a bat has 2 large ears, hangs upside down from the ceiling and flies away when the sun sets in the west
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