CHINESE SCRIPT

CHINESE CHARACTER FORMATION & ETYMOLOGY

  

 

 

 

2 strokes ( )

ㄅㄠ1 (pao1)

bāo

 

= wrap => pictographic representation of a wrapper (radical 20), though the form of this character is sometimes described as that of a knife, as in (not), and its shape is indeed somewhat reminiscent of (radical 18), which means knife

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