Kangxi Radical 25: ⼘ bǔ Divination // 卜 [蔔] bo Turnip

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Kangxi Radical No.25 (Two Strokes)

⼘ [] / bǔ / “divination” radical (25)
aka: mysticism, oracle, prophecy, 卜字旁, Kangxi Radical Divination
⼘ [] /  bǔ / to divine, surname Bu

卜 [蔔] / bo / turnip

The simplified character for “turnip” is identical to the character for “divination” (based on the similar sound)


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It’s important not to get them confused.


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占 [佔] / zhān / to observe, to divine
占 [佔] zhàn / to occupy
卦 [] / guà / divinatory trigram


卜占 [佔]bǔ zhān / to foretell the future
卜卦 [卜卦] / bǔ guà / to divine using the trigrams
卜问 [問] / bǔ wèn / to look into the future

萝卜 [蘿蔔] / luóbo / radish
胡萝卜 [蘿蔔] / húluóbo / carrot


I Ching Hexagram #38 (sacred-texts.com) / ⇒I Ching (sacred-texts.com)

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