The Radical: 首

head    首

Explanation Also this variation of head is used:

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 2
head, neck, chief
kubi, SHU
Image of an eye with emphasized eyebrows to express the special: the head or the chief. [As a radical used without eye-brows with the meaning: head/forehead]
Dense eyebrows above the eyes: The head (and neck) of the chief.

JLPT 5Joyo 2
street, way, path
michi, DŌ, TŌ
Left: movement , right: head (eye with bushy eyebrow )
The heads are in motion on the street.

JLPT 2Joyo 5
guide, conduct, lead
Top: way, street (The movement of heads on the street. [head = eye with bushy eyebrows ] ), below: skillful hand
On this way a skillful hand will guide us.


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