The Radical: ⺈


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Meaning
kneeling person    ⺈

Explanation If this person is bending a leg, it becomes this radical. (Further radicals with „person“ are: sitting sitting cross-legged , lying , kneeling , skilled, bending ,, slumped or husband )

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT HSK 3
clean, completely, only
jìng
Left: ice , right: dispute/fight (The bent person with stick in hand looking for dispute) (simplified from 淨 (= water , hand from above , broom )
About the use of ice it has been disputed, if you can clean with it. - Or: Using this "water" =the bent person (is scrubbing) with the broom in the hand when cleaning.
JLPT HSK 4
to bear, load, to carry (on one's back), negative (math. etc)

A person bending down, below: money /貝 (here: a load , backpack or joke , person , cf. center )
The bent person with a backpack bears a load.

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