CHINESE SCRIPT

CHINESE CHARACTER FORMATION & ETYMOLOGY

  

 

 

 

2 strokes ( )

ㄉㄠ1 (dao1)

dāo

 

= knife, old coin, knife money; measure => pictographic representation of a knife (radical 18); the character is similar to , which means ‘strength’ and represents a plow (radical 19), a tool that -like a knife- is used to apply strength; as a side-radical it is written

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