Ideogrammic compound (會意): 又 (“hand”) + 火 (“fire”) + 宀 (“roof, house”) – need to carry a light indoor to see – dim vision, old man. Top component (火 under 宀) now abstracted – this occurred in some forms of seal characters – and somewhat resembles 印.
- KangXi: page 166, character 21
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3176
- Dae Jaweon: page 378, character 13
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 399, character 1
- Unihan data for U+53DF
叟 (Yale sau2)