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Radical 61 or radical heart () meaning "
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heart
" is one of 34 of the 214
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s that are composed of 4
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. When appearing at the left side of a Chinese character, the radical transforms into , which consists of three strokes. When appearing at the bottom, it sometimes transforms into . In the ''
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. is also the 98th indexing component in the ''
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dictionaries published in
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mainland China
. Two associated indexing components, and , are affiliated to the principal indexing component .


Evolution

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Large seal script Large Seal script or Great Seal script () is a traditional reference to Chinese writing Written Chinese () comprises Chinese characters used to represent the Chinese language. Chinese characters do not constitute an alphabet or a compact syllab ...
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Small seal script Small Seal Script (Chinese language, Chinese: , ''xiǎozhuàn'') or Qin Script (, ''Qínzhuàn''), is an archaic form of Chinese calligraphy. It was standardized and promulgated as a national standard by the government of Qin Shi Huang, t ...
character


Derived characters


Literature

* *Leyi Li: “Tracing the Roots of Chinese Characters: 500 Cases”. Beijing 1993,


See also

* Heart (Chinese medicine)


External links


Unihan Database - U+5FC3Full list of characters with radical 61
{{Simplified Chinese radicals 061 098