Character Contained In References Comments
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Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
    ⿸⿰𠦝
Mandarin
gan1, gan4, qian2, han2, guan3
English
Definitions
to manage; to concern; dry; stem; to do; shield; to work; gate of village; trunk of tree; trunk of tree or of human body
Mnemonic
Relating to something shaped like a pestle
Etymology
Notes
Each of these components could serve as phonetic; shield/pestle seems to be the main semantic component: a person’s trunk is like a pole; also it supports them as they carry out their duties; however this character sometimes also means dry; compare