how many; small table; some

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

Sounds same


Different tone

(fowl) (machine) (lucky) (and) (border) (already) (season) (snout) (order) (to record) (skill) (to cross a river)


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

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