Child + stake = stability

存 cún, exist, subsist
The ancient spelling suggests the image of a child on the right leaning on a stake: cun 存 exist ancient spelling.
An idea of stability emerges that we find in the sense of exist and subsist.

This connotation can be found in : 保存 bǎo cún, conserve, preserve, 存活 cún huó, survive and 存在 cún zài, exist.

Articles on characters:
Radical arrow 矢
Radical child 子
Radical eye 目
Radical illness 疒
Radical 巳

24 July 2020

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