The Radical: 巛

variant of a river    巛

Explanation Radical megarigawa - commonly it is used for river.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 1Joyo 5
disaster, calamity, misfortune
wazawai, SAI
Top: var. of river , below: fire
The river and fire can bring a disaster.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
patrol, go around, circumference
meguru, JUN
Left: movement , right: (var. of river , here: the badge of rank of US-army sergeants)
The movement of the US-sergeant is to tour his cycles during patrol.
JLPT -Joyo 7
be imminent, approach
Left: hand , right: var. of river , evening
(The action of) the hand, (the flow of) the river and (the arrival of) the evening: All this is imminent.
JLPT -Joyo 7
metaphor, compare
Left: mouth , right: cover , moon/month , var. of river
The mouth covers for months the river? Must be a metaphor.

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