The Radical: 麻


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Meaning
hemp, flax    麻

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 4
history, calendar, curriculum, flow of time
REKI
From top: cliff , wood , stop [= Footprint of the right foot rotated 90° to the left.]
At the cliff with the wood where we stopped, history was made.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
hemp, flax
asa, MA
广
Left: building 广, below: forest
(Well protected) in a building is a whole "forest" of hemp.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
rub, chafe, polish, graze, scrape, wear
suru, MA
广
Outside and top: hemp (Protected in the building 广 is a whole forest of hemp.), below: hand (cf. polish )
Take hemp into the hand for: rubbing or polishing.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
polish, rub, burnish, clean
migaku, MA
广
Outside and top: hemp (Protected in the building 广 is a whole forest of hemp), below: stone
With hemp stones can be polished.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
demon, devil
MA
广
Outside and top: hemp (Protected in the building 广 is a whole forest of hemp.), below: devil (= death mask [mark , field ] with legs and nose )
Hemp is a devil: like a demon.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
calendar, almanac
koyomi, REKI
Outside: cliff , below: forest , sun [cf. hemp ]
A cliff with a forest in the sun: a picture for a calendar.

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