2

Does somebody know for what the [がしら]{gashira} ending stands in radicals like:

  • eight (はちがしら{hachigashira})
  • winter (ふゆがしら{fuyugashira}), or
  • short thread (いとがしら{itogashira})?

Is it part of あし{ashi} (bottom radical position) or ashi variant (center radical position / top and bottom radical position)? I understand the other endings (kanmuri, gamae-kamae, hen-ben, nyō, tare, etc.).

I know some of them don't have those endings and could be phonetic (sound) parts of kanji and not semantic (meaning).

3

[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.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.