CHINESE SCRIPT

CHINESE CHARACTER FORMATION & ETYMOLOGY

  

 

 

 

1 stroke ( )

l1, l2, l4 (i1, i2, i4)

yī, y, y

 

= one; single; alone; a, an; as soon as; entire; whole; all; throughout => indicative pictograph of horizontal stroke, often used as a character component (radical 1), which placed at the top may represent heaven, while placed at the bottom may represent the earth or ground

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