Etymology for 鳞

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suziefox
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Etymology for 鳞

Post by suziefox » Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:10 pm

Ni hao!

Would someone please tell me what the bottom-right component of 鳞 is and means?

Also, how does the etymology of 鳞 work? The 'fish' part is obvious. How does the 'rice ' fit in. And of course, the unknown component.
tfc.chin
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Re: Etymology for 鳞

Post by tfc.chin » Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:52 am

suziefox wrote:Ni hao!

Would someone please tell me what the bottom-right component of 鳞 is and means?

Also, how does the etymology of 鳞 work? The 'fish' part is obvious. How does the 'rice ' fit in. And of course, the unknown component.
The right part of 鱗 is a phonetic. The 'rice' part is actually 炎.

The etymology for 粦http://www.internationalscientific.org/Etymolo ... =Etymology
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