毛(máo)hair

Chinese name: 毛

Pinyin: máo

English name: hair

Imagery: trimming a horse tail

History of radical: This radical is called hair. In oracle bones it is a picture of a lock of animal hair. Characters with this radical relate to hair or tiny.

For example:

  • 笔(): pen
  • 毯(tǎn): blanket, rug

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