bā eight; 8

Origin

As 8 can be subdivided into 4 then 2 then 1 it is likely that 8 was given a representaion of division

Radical

Index 12 used in: fēn (divide) ; gōng (public) ; líng (mound) ; qí (his) ; sì (four) ; liù (six) ; gòng (common) ; xīng (prosper) ; xué (cave) ; dài (to respect) ; shāng (commerce) ; huáng (yellow) ; guān (shut)
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