Chinese name: 耂
English name: old
Imagery: an old man holding a stick
History of radical: This radical is called old and it is always placed to the top of a character. In oracle bones it is a picture of an old man with a hunched back, long thin hair and a walking stick. Characters with this radical relate to the old.
- 老(lǎo): old
- 考(kǎo): examine, check