Home U+2E80 to U+2EFF CJK Radicals Supplement
Glyph for U+2EAC
Source: Noto CJK

U+2EAC CJK Radical Spirit One

U+2EAC was added to Unicode in version 3.0 (1999). It belongs to the block U+2E80 to U+2EFF CJK Radicals Supplement in the U+0000 to U+FFFF Basic Multilingual Plane.

This character is a Other Symbol and is mainly used in the Han script.

The glyph is not a composition. It has a Wide East Asian Width. In bidirectional context it acts as Other Neutral and is not mirrored. In text U+2EAC behaves as Ideographic regarding line breaks. It has type Other for sentence and Other for word breaks. The Grapheme Cluster Break is Any.

The Wikipedia has the following information about this codepoint:

Radical 113 or radical spirit (示部) meaning ancestor or veneration is number 113 out of the 214 Kangxi radicals. It is one of the 23 radicals composed of 5 strokes. When appearing at the left side of a character, the radical transforms into 礻 (consisting of 4 strokes) in modern Chinese and Japanese jōyō kanji.

The compound form 礻 always appears in the left half of the characters.

In the Kangxi Dictionary, there are 213 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this radical.

示 is also the 100th indexing component in the Table of Indexing Chinese Character Components predominantly adopted by Simplified Chinese dictionaries published in mainland China, with the left component form 礻 being its associated indexing component.

The character 示 represents an altar or offering table, the top stroke depicting the offered goods. In the oracle bone script, the table has a T shape.

Semantically, the sign suggests a relation to anything connected with animism in traditional Chinese religion, such as 祭 "to sacrifice, to practice ancestor veneration", ultimately composed of the sign for meat 肉 and the sign for a hand 手 above the altar character, as it iconographically means "hand placing meat on an altar". The sign 祟 for "evil spirit" originally referred to misfortune caused by malevolent spirits.

In 禁 (jìn) "to forbid, restrict, restrain", the 林 (lín) above the radical has only phonetic significance (rebus writing). Similarly, 神 "spirit" has radical 113 plus 申 (shēn) as a phonetic marker. 祖 "ancestor" on the other hand has radical 113 plus 且, a pictograph of a stand with shelves for offerings to ancestors.

Some signs including the radical have no connection with spirits or animism and are placed in the category purely on formal grounds, such as 票 "ticket" which originally had radical 火 rather than 示.


System Representation
UTF-16 2E AC
UTF-32 00 00 2E AC
URL-Quoted %E2%BA%AC
HTML hex reference ⺬
Wrong windows-1252 Mojibake ⺬


Complete Record

Property Value
Age 3.0 (1999)
Unicode 1 Name
Block CJK Radicals Supplement
General Category Other Symbol
Script Han
Bidirectional Category Other Neutral
Combining Class Not Reordered
Decomposition Type None
Decomposition Mapping Glyph for U+2EAC CJK Radical Spirit One
Simple Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2EAC CJK Radical Spirit One
Lowercase Mapping Glyph for U+2EAC CJK Radical Spirit One
Simple Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2EAC CJK Radical Spirit One
Uppercase Mapping Glyph for U+2EAC CJK Radical Spirit One
Simple Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2EAC CJK Radical Spirit One
Titlecase Mapping Glyph for U+2EAC CJK Radical Spirit One
Case Folding Glyph for U+2EAC CJK Radical Spirit One
ASCII Hex Digit
Bidi Control
Bidi Mirrored
Composition Exclusion
Case Ignorable
Changes When Casefolded
Changes When Casemapped
Changes When NFKC Casefolded
Changes When Lowercased
Changes When Titlecased
Changes When Uppercased
Full Composition Exclusion
Default Ignorable Code Point
Emoji Modifier Base
Emoji Component
Emoji Modifier
Emoji Presentation
Equivalent Unified Ideograph Glyph for U+793A CJK Unified Ideograph-793A
Extended Pictographic
FC NFKC Closure Glyph for U+2EAC CJK Radical Spirit One
Grapheme Cluster Break Any
Grapheme Base
Grapheme Extend
Grapheme Link
Hex Digit
ID Continue
ID Start
IDS Binary Operator
IDS Trinary Operator and
Indic Mantra Category
Indic Positional Category NA
Indic Syllabic Category Other
Jamo Short Name
Join Control
Logical Order Exception
Noncharacter Code Point
NFC Quick Check Yes
NFD Quick Check Yes
NFKC Casefold Glyph for U+2EAC CJK Radical Spirit One
NFKC Quick Check Yes
NFKD Quick Check Yes
Other Alphabetic
Other Default Ignorable Code Point
Other Grapheme Extend
Other ID Continue
Other ID Start
Other Lowercase
Other Math
Other Uppercase
Prepended Concatenation Mark
Pattern Syntax
Pattern White Space
Quotation Mark
Regional Indicator
Sentence Break Other
Soft Dotted
Sentence Terminal
Terminal Punctuation
Unified Ideograph
Variation Selector
Word Break Other
White Space
XID Continue
XID Start
Expands On NFC
Expands On NFD
Expands On NFKC
Expands On NFKD
Bidi Paired Bracket Glyph for U+2EAC CJK Radical Spirit One
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
East Asian Width Wide
Hangul Syllable Type Not Applicable
ISO 10646 Comment
Joining Group No_Joining_Group
Joining Type Non Joining
Line Break Ideographic
Numeric Type None
Numeric Value not a number
Simple Case Folding Glyph for U+2EAC CJK Radical Spirit One
Script Extension
Vertical Orientation U