ハチ, や, や.つ, やっ.つ, よう, な, は, はっ, はつ, やち, やつ, はちがしら

eight, eight radical (no. 12)

JLPT5 G1 S2 F92

Two curved lines bending away from each other, suggesting the idea of splitting away to right and left → *divide/part from* right and left. *Eight* is either a borrowed meaning or may be regarded as having been considered the single-digit number divisible by two the greatest number of times.

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