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It's true that 衝 is traditionally / generally considered as [ semantic 行 + phonetic 重 ]. However it is not always the case. For example [衡]{こう} ( as in 平衡, 均衡 ), which looks pretty much like 衝 in appearance, is believed to be from semantic [ 角 + 大 ] ( said to represent "a yoked ox" ) + phonetic 行. Similar cases can happen also with other radicals. For ...


[かしら]{頭} (the 漢字 is also read あたま) means "head" and ふゆがしら etc. refer to the top part of the component.

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