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Mandarin
she4, yi4, ye4, shi2
English
Definitions
shoot; radio- (chem.); eject; emit; issue forth; radio- chem
Etymology
Notes
Originally a pictograph of a bow and arrow ; because the bow looked similar to body it became corrupted; the hand was added to show the bow was being shot