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.
mirror, lens, glass, glasses
  • after a long voyage through the country one can finally look in a metal object and fashion one's looks
  • ancient mirrors were made of polished metal . After several hours of polishing you can finally watch in a metal plate like mirror.