Radical 12

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Radical 12 (U+2F0B)
(U+516B) "eight"
Pinyin:
Bopomofo: ㄅㄚ
Wade–Giles: pa1
Jyutping: baat3
Cantonese Yale: baat3
Hiragana: はちがしら hachigashira
Kanji: 八頭 hachigashira
Hangul: 여덟 yeodeol

Radical 12, meaning eight or all, is one of 23 of the 214 Kangxi radicals that are composed of 2 strokes. "八" is two bent lines that signal divide. Eight is the single-digit number that can be divided by two the greatest number of times.

In the Kangxi Dictionary there are 44 characters (out of 40,000) to be found under this radical.

Descendants[edit]

  • Chinese Numeral

Characters with Radical 12[edit]

Stroke order.
strokes characters
0 strokes
2 strokes 公, 六, 兮, 兯, 六
3 strokes
4 strokes 共, 兲, 关, 兴
5 strokes 㒵, 㒶, 㒷, 兵
6 strokes 其, 具, 典
7 strokes 㒸, 兹, 养
8 strokes 兺, 兼
9 strokes
11 strokes 兾, 兿
14 strokes
16 strokes
18 strokes

Literature[edit]

  • Fazzioli, Edoardo. Chinese calligraphy : from pictograph to ideogram : the history of 214 essential Chinese/Japanese characters. calligraphy by Rebecca Hon Ko. New York: Abbeville Press. ISBN 0-89659-774-1. 
  • Leyi Li: “Tracing the Roots of Chinese Characters: 500 Cases”. Beijing 1993, ISBN 978-7-5619-0204-2

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

  • KangXi: page 126, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1450
  • Dae Jaweon: page 274, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 241, character 3