Character Contained In References Comments
 Simplified  Traditional  Ancient forms  Archaic forms
   traditional formhandwritten form

Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
Mandarin
hai4, he2
English
Definitions
to harm; calamity; to cause trouble to; to do harm to; evil; suffer from; destroy; injure; kill
Mnemonic
To speak of that which should only be counted in the house
Etymology
Notes
This character denotes something coming out of the mouth causing injury (compare ); the early forms are difficult to interpret; later forms interpret the top part as counting under a roof