The Radical: 舛

variation of foots    舛

Explanation The radical maiashi shows two variants of foot / with the meaning "standing opposed"

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 2Joyo 6
fall (rain), descend
oriru/rosu, furu,
Left: hill , right: upturned foot, sitting cross-legged (But here perhaps: image of dripping rain?), variant of stop
From the hill comes the falling rain and will stop at the bottom because it has fallen down.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
outstanding, excel, greatness
Left: person , right: (two feet / as at: to dance ), tree
How the person with two unequal feet made it up the tree is outstanding.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
twinkle of eyes, blink of stars, flash
matataku, SHUN
Left: eye , right: hand reaching down , cover , two var. of foot / (opposing feet) as at: to dance
The eye sees a hand covering two unequal feet and twinkles.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
dance, circle, wheel
mau, BU
Top: dancer (originally the image of dancers lined up), below: = variants of feet /, in opposed positions
Dancers with opposed feet are dancing in a circle.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
neighbor, the next door
tonari, RIN
Left: hill , right: rice , (two var. of foot /, as used at: to dance )
At the hill they have their rice but different feet: The neighbors.

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