The Radical: 丙

third, 3rd, number 3    丙

Explanation Understand λ as two lines: One outside, two λ inside makes 3.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 3
sick, illness
yamu, yamai, BYŌ, HEI
Outside: sickness, disease (An ice--cold building 广 makes sick), below: No.3, third (One outside and two λ inside makes 3)
A disease where every third person gets sick.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
C, 3rd sign in calendar
One , inside (originally altar with sth. placed on it) [understand λ as two lines]
One outside and two λ inside makes 3.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
handle, grip, crank, knob, pattern
gara, e, HEI
Left: tree , right: number 3: (one [Here: handle], inside [Here: simplification of gate )
Made of wood, a handle for a gate. This handle.

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