The Radical: 冖

cover    冖

Explanation The radical wakanmuri is seen as a cover, but sometines also considered to be a table. (Other covers are: , )

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 3
copy, reproduce
utsusu, SHA
Top: cover , below: give/bestow
Photocopying machine with a cover and a paper sheet coming out of the machine.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
receive, get
ukeru, JU
From top: hand reaching down , cover , hand
A hand from above holds a cover, another hand receives it.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
From top: hand reaching down , cover , heart , sitting cross-legged (or upturned foot)
A hand reaching down to cover the heart of the person sitting cross-legged: That is love.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
military, troops
Top: cover (here: camouflage), bottom: vehicle (A hand-cart seen from above with axle , loading area and two wheels )
Camouflaged vehicles belong to the military.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
belt, Obi(of a kimono), sash, area
obi, obiru, TAI
From top: belt with a mountain-like application , cover , cloth
A belt with applications covering the cloth is an 'obi'.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
pass on, transfer, confer, teach, award, grant
sazukeru, JU
Left: hand , right: receive (A hand reaching down holds a cover , another hand receives it.)
A hand that has received will also pass on. (Or: Three hands reach out for the blanket to pass it on.)
JLPT 1Joyo 7
one (in documents)
From top: samurai , cover , sitting person . Here: See the cover as "one" and the sitting person of a variation of "two"- (The numbers: 1,2,3,10 are: , , , )
In a contract a samurai shall not falsify a "1" to a "2": Thus you need this "one".
JLPT 1Joyo 6
swing, brandish, wield, shake, wave, wag, volatile
Left: hand , right: military/troops (... with covered vehicles = camouflage)
The hands of the military are swung/brandished. [when marching]
JLPT 1Joyo 7
kanmuri, KAN
Top: cover , bottom: origin (here: chin. Yuan), skillful hand
It's covering, costed many Yuan and is made by a skillful hand: The crown!
JLPT 1Joyo 7
shine, radiance, sparkle, luminance, glitter
kagayaku/kashii, KI
Left: light (fire on legs ), right: military (... with covered vehicles = camouflage)
(Signal fires in ancient China) The lights at the military are shining.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
cord, string, rope, search, seek
From top: ten , cover , thread
Ten covered threads make that string/rope, you were searching for.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
useless, needless, superfluous

Top: cover , below: table 几 (cf. ,)
A cover (= tablecloth) on a table is useless.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
tatami, mat, fold
tatami, tatamu,
From top: field (here: area), cover , besides/moreover ((A pile of stones [= a stone cairn] where moreover stones are added.)
An 'area' can be covered and they can be piled: folded tatami mats.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
stay, sojourn, stagnate, stop, be delayed, slack
todokōru, TAI
Left: water , right: belt (A belt with mountain-like applications covering the cloth is a belt.)
(Build a dike at the river banks:) The water within the 'belt' is staying / sojourning.
JLPT -Joyo 7
dark, deep, unfathomable, divine
From top: cover , sun/day , six
A cover makes the sun-light sixfold darker and unfathomable.

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