The Radical: 敝


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shabby    敝

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 1Joyo 7
shintō-offering (zig-zag paperstripes), currency
HEI
Top: shabby (.. when the cloth broke into four small pieces due to strikes ), below: cloth
Four small pieces of cloth are punched out of cloth as a: Shintō offering.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
evil, harmful, a bad habit, myself (humble)
HEI
Top: shabby (.. when the cloth broke into four small pieces due to strikes ), below: two hands (twice this hand 屮 with the fingers towards the top; side by side & simplified)
If the fabric is broken up into four small pieces by strikes, the two hands have caused a damage.
JLPT -Joyo 7
cover, overlay
HEI
Top: grass/plant , bottom: shabby (.. when the cloth broke into four small pieces due to strikes ) [ = hand with stick ]
On the lawn, four bits of cloth are (spread) with the stick in the hand: As a cover.

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