The Radical: 韋


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defend    韋

Explanation Radical nameshigawa From top: var. of foot/stop , center , foot/stop = feet standing around a center in all directions

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 1Joyo 5
guard, protection, defend
EI
Outside: to go , inside: averted from the center (var. of 5 , center , 5 (upside down)= twice five averted from center
Walking fivefold around the center: the guard.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
admirable, great, superior, remarkable
erai, I
Left: person , right: averted from the center (var. of 5 , center , 5 (upside down)= twice five averted from center
The person who is fivefold turning away from the center (= main stream) is admirable.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
difference, differ
chigau, I
Left: movement , right: averted from the center (var. of 5 , center , 5 (upside down)= twice five averted from center
The movement five-fold away from the center makes the difference (and is admirable ).
JLPT 1Joyo 7
latitude, east-west, weft(textile)
I
Left: thread , right: averted from the center (var. of 5 , center , 5 (upside down)= twice five averted from center
Threads away from the center (at a loom) are wefts and stand for latitude. (in contrast to the longitude )
JLPT -Joyo 7
Korea
KAN
Left: sunrise (sun , var. of plant [sun rises between plants], this means east of China, (=the middle kindom) where the characters were developed, right: averted from the center (var. of 5 , center , 5 (upside down)= twice five averted from center
Towards the rising sun (= in the east of China) and a bit averted: Korea.

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