xù beginnings; clues; mental state

Made up of [ silk radical 120, zhě in process of; involved in ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The silk radical can be thought of as giving idea of start of a thread and 'zhe' indicates the very rough sound
Number of strokes 11

Related characters


Using : hóng (red) gěi (give) zhǐ (paper) jīng (Classic) wéi (to preserve) lèi (tired) gāng (guiding principle) fēn (numerous) zǔ (to form) jié (knot) jì (order) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric)
Using zhě : dōu (all) zhū (hog) zhǔ (to cook) shǔ (office)

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mài sell

Made up of [ shí ten; 10 radical 24, tóu head, yǐ hidden; concealed; small radical 5]

Origin

Originally the complex form combined 'output' and 'goods' to give concept of 'sell'. In the seal form it has 'cowrie' for money and 'net' to carry the goods away in
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