Kanji History

 Kanji Equation:-

(1)

(2)

」:

It was originally a drawing of a human being body (1) with the head part emphasized as being BIG using No. (2). "human being body starts from the head".. is a way of thinking existed in nearly all cultures throughout history. Hence, since the focus in 元 was all directed toward the head, this letter later started carrying the meaning "origin, start".

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