Chinese character 坎 kǎn – pit, hole
- 1. pit, hole
- 2. bank (of river)
- 3 ridge
STROKES – 7
RADICAL – 土
Elements —- Open mouth 欠 + earth 土.
Phonetic series 欠.
A pictogram of a hole in the earth: the place lacking 欠 earth 土.
垄坎 lǒngkǎn ridge between fields.
In OBC it was a pictogram of a hole in the ground, later can be remembered as a lack of soil. That’s why the sound is different than other characters in this family.
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