Kangxi Radical 28: 厶 sī Private // 私 sī private

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Kangxi Radical No.28 (Two Strokes)

厶 / sī / “private” radical (28)
aka: 台字头, 私字, Kangxi Radical Private
• archaic character

私 / sī / private (modern equivalent of 厶)
• Radical: 禾 / hé / grain (115)
• Component: 厶


去 / qù / to go
县 [縣] / xiàn / county
叁 / sān / three, 3 (anti-fraud numeral)


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/ sīrén / private, interpersonal, sb one is close to
私有 / sīyǒu / private
私 / zìsī / selfish, selfishness
/ sīxià / in private
/ sīxīn / selfishness


I don’t know why the “grain” radical is used for 私. Let’s just assume that makes sense somehow and move on.


 

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