CHINESE SCRIPT

CHINESE CHARACTER FORMATION & ETYMOLOGY

 

 

 

 

9 strokes ()

ㄅㄟ4 , ㄅㄟ1 (peij4, peij1)

bi, bēi

 

背 = back; back side; behind; betray => re-clarified picto-phonetic compound character, in which the bottom element is derived from (meat, radical 130) and re-clarifies the meaning, whilst the top component provides both meaning and sound (bi, ㄅㄟ4)

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