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See also: , , and 人人

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
从-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

从-oracle.svg 从-bronze.svg 从-bigseal.svg 从-seal.svg
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Ideogrammic compound (會意) - a person (), walking with another person, in the same direction. It's the graphical opposite of .

从 is the original character of .

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 人人 (OO), four-corner 88000, composition人)

  1. from, by, since, whence, through

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 92, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 362
  • Dae Jaweon: page 195, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 105, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+4ECE

Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This term, , is the simplified form of .)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. two people

Readings[edit]