勹 (bāo) wrap

Chinese name: 勹

Pinyin: bāo

English name: wrap

Imagery: a wrapped arm

History of radical: This embracing radical is called wrap which surrounds other components. In oracle bones it is a picture of an arm reaching around something. Characters with this radical relate to wrap.

For example:

勺 (sháo): ladle, spoon

包 (bāo): wrap; bag

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