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stop; linger; loiter; going man radical (no. 60)
on: TEKI
kun: tatazu-mu gyouninben
strokes: 3
radical: (no. 60)
step with the left foot (Kangxi radical 60); see also 彳亍 chì chù;
pinyin: chì
strokes: 3
radical: (no. 60)

Graphical etymology

彳is an abbreviation of (a bird’s-eye view of an intersection of two roads). It’s usually part of a composite graph, and often rather than signifying a road in a concrete sense, it symbolizes walking, moving forward, and such (its usage is similar to 辵/辶). See the section for 行

Notes

  1. Ochiai, 2016, p. 542.
2020-01-23

Additional details for 彳

Frequency in Japanese: not frequent
Morohashi: 10037 4.0808
SKIP code: 2-1-2
Four corner code: 2020.2
Korean reading: cheog
Unihan English meanings (for Chinese):
step with left foot; rad. no 60
Unihan on: TEKI
Unihan pinyin: chì
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