The Radical: 隶

catching hand    隶

Explanation Here a hand ヨ grabs the tail of an animal (= the four lines below are the extremities). (But sometimes it is a hand stirs water with a stick)

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 4
health, peace

Left: building 广, below: (hand ナ/ヨ holding a stick which stirs a liquid ) [cf. to catch ]
In a building a hand stirs a soup which is for the health.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
apprehend, chase, seize, catch up
Left: movement 辶, right: (Hand ヨ/ and an animal [e.g. cat] with a tail and four extremities/limb spreading away from the body.)
When the hand seizes the tail of the animal in one movement, it has caught it.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
servant, obey
Left: samurai and to show /, right: (hand ナ/ヨ and an animal [i.e. cat] with a tail extremities/limbs spreading away from the body) (cf. to catch )
A samurai shows how to catch a cat by hand at the tail to the servant.

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