Ideogrammic compound (會意): 匸 (“bag, container”) + 矢 (“arrow”) – an arrow (矢) in a chest, indicating one of the early practices of doctors which was to pull the arrows out of wounded soldiers’ chests.
Also Simplified from 醫 (elimination of 殳 and 酉). Compare 声 from 聲.
医 (radical 23 匸+5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 尸人大 (SOK), composition ⿷匚矢)
- cure, heal
|For pronunciation and definitions of 医 – see 醫.
(This character, 医, is the simplified form of 醫.)
- A tool for storing a bow and crossbow.
(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji, shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form 醫)
- medicine, the healing arts
医 (hiragana い, rōmaji i)
- medicine (vocation), healing, doctor, cure
医 • (ye, ui) (hangeul 예, 의, revised ye, ui, McCune-Reischauer ye, ŭi)
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