sì snake; 6th earthly branch and zodiac element

Note

Picture of a snake
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 49 used in: bāo (to cover) ; yì (different)

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Sounds same

sì (four) sì (to run)

Different tone

sī (silk) sī (private) sī (silk) sī (to think) sǐ (die)
Full character form of this simplified radical:

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

Also

上巳节 Shàngsìjié Shangsi Festival

xíng permitted; to go; to travel

Made up of [ chì step radical 60, gǔn line radical 2, dīng nail; robust; adult man]

Origin

Originally a picture of a cross-roads but changed to take two parts with idea of 'left step' and 'right foot step'. It has taken on the meaning of 'walk' and by extension 'permission to go'

Radical

Index 144 used in: used in: jiē (street)
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