Talk:武

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Why is this listed as having 8 strokes? It should be 9 strokes.

8 strokes is correct. Please follow this link. After that, please read Stroke order, then count the strokes again. -- A-cai 17:01, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

There are several mistakes existing in the etmology. Firstly, the character "止" also meant "stop" originally,actually,it is polysemous. Secondly,the denotion of "to stop violence" contained in "武" is not only mentioned in modern time; a chinese history book,Spring and Autumn (chinese: 春秋),written in 481 BC has already explained "武" in this way. Therefore, I modified this stub slightly.31.205.21.132 20:58, 12 January 2012 (UTC)