RADICAL NOTES

5. The "Fishhook" Radical: 乙 and 乚

Essay 1041 on 乙 (second (in order or quality)) covers this radical and its variant, 乚, showing how Radical 5 unexpectedly appears in 乾 (1099: dry) and 乳 (951: breasts, milk). This shape even plays a significant role in one character that represents a number!

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