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I know that the radical 手 means "hand" but I wanna know meaning does 「手」 contribute as a part of a character

If anyone can give me five examples and it could be better if he can bring example with a different usings to this radical please do it.

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「手{しゅ}」is a picture of a hand. It has variants

  • 「扌」(normally written on the left)
  • 「⿻一十」(bottom component of「奉」)

「手・扌・⿻一十」normally contributes one of two meanings:

  1. Something to do with a hand (anatomy), e.g.:

    • 掌 (palm of hand)
    • 拳 (fist)
    • 指 (finger)
  2. Verbs which (probably) involve hands. There's an endless list of these:

    • 損 (to harm)
    • 撃 (to attack)
    • 投 (to throw)
    • 択 (to choose)
    • 抱 (to hug)

      ...


When「手・扌・⿻一十」contributes meaning, it is functionally equivalent to the following components when they also only contribute meaning:

  • 「又{う}・⿻コ一・彐」(picture of a right hand)



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  • 「寸{すん}」(picture of a right hand with a mark at the wrist)



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  • 「𠂇{さ}・𠀉」(picture of a left hand)



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  • 「爪{そう}・爫」(side view of a hand with the fingers pointing downwards)



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Of course, these components all have different pronunciations, so if these components happen to contribute sound instead, then they are no longer equivalent to each other.


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    Droooze you are the best guy to answer japanese language questions ..your answer is very clear and full – user32763 Jan 31 at 13:05
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    @user32763 I don't answer Japanese language questions, I answer kanji questions. There's a difference! Anyway, thanks for the kind words, glad to help. – droooze Jan 31 at 13:36
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    So you are the best guy to answer kanji question 😅👍❤ – user32763 Jan 31 at 13:38

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