jǐ how many; small table; some

Note

Considered to be originally a picture of a table, 'how many' comes from sound loan
Number of strokes 2

Radical

Index 16 used in: fèng (phoenix) ; chuán (boat) ; jī (machine)

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Sounds same

jǐ (self)

Different tone

jī (starve) jī (fowl) jī (machine) jí (lucky) jí (and) jì (border) jì (already) jì (season) jì (snout) jì (order) jì (to record) jì (skill)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 几
Stroke order for character 几, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

jiǎn scissors; shears; clippers

Made up of [ qián front; forward; ahead, dāo knife]

Origin

The 'qian' is a rough phonetic while 'knife' underneath suggests cutting
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