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Discussion of 纟/糸
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Just wondering what function this radical performs. I have also seen it in colours, like hóng and lü4.
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The original meanings of 红 and 绿 in ancient Chinese were "light-red-colored silk" and "green-colored silk" respectively. Later as time went by, the colors were applied to other objects as well. This radical - 纟 - meaning "silk" played a role in the original meaning of the word and nowaday the meaning has shifted and widened, the radical the character is kept as part of it, still used today..
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