The Radical: 弋

sabre    弋

Explanation The radical shikigamae stands for a sabre. It is similar to kanohoko , which stands for a halbared.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 3
ceremony, function, style
Outside: sabre , below: craftsman
A craftsman makes a sabre for the ceremony.
JLPT 4Joyo 3
change, replace, generation, age
kawaru, yo, DAI, TAI
Left: person /, right: sabre
The person gives the sabre (it's a heir) to the (next) generation.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
clan, linage, family
uji, SHI
Variant of hill . Clan families often had their estates on the top of hills. This developed into the family name.
A distorted variant of person = = together with a "plus +" as a multiplier results in a family.
JLPT 4Joyo 4
test, try, experiment, attempt
kokoromiru, tamesu, SHI
Left: word (sound waves out of a mouth ), right: ceremony (The craftsman makes a sabre for ceremony.)
The words for the ceremony need to be tested.
JLPT 4Joyo 5
lend, loan, rent
kasu, TAI
Top: generation (The person / hands over the sabre at the generation's change), below: shell/money
Since generations you have money, lend me some.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
military, warrior, martial
Left: correct (at the line to stop is correct) [= Footprint of the right foot rotated 90° to the left.], right: sabre
Correct sabres are part of the military.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
two (in documents)
Top: one , right: sabre , below: two
To clearly differ one sabre from two in a document you need this: "two" (1,2,3,10 are: , , , )
JLPT 2Joyo 7
bag, sack, pouch
fukuro, TAI
Top: generation (The person / hands over the sabre at the generation's change.), bottom: clothes
After generations (of usage) the clothes look like a sack.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
tribute, levy, endow, poem
Left: money , right: military (Correct sabres are used at the military.)
The money for the military are the: tributes.
JLPT -Joyo 7
to wipe off, to rub
fuku, nuguu, SHOKU
Left: hand , right: ceremony/function (craftsman makes sabre for ceremony)
By hand for the ceremony, all is wiped clean.

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