The Role of the “Groove” 卯 Character in Chinese Writing: 69 characters and 22 definitions

by
Jennifer Ball and Xu Chao
Using a Hanzi substructure-search engine designed by Xu Chao and Jennifer Ball
Nov. 11, 2018

Thanks to Chinese Text Project, zhdict.net/dictionary, and Github for definitions and characters

One form of Tongue-in-Groove or 凹 and 凸<br/>https://www.bosch-do-it.com/nz/en/diy/knowledge/application-tips/tongue-and-groove-systems-98690.jsp
One form of Tongue-in-Groove or 凹 and 凸
https://www.bosch-do-it.com/nz/en/diy/knowledge/application-tips/tongue-and-groove-systems-98690.jsp
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Semantic Breakdown of Raw Data

Groove/Slot/Sexual (17) Nature (5) No definition (47)

22 + 47  undefined = 69 characters analyzed

 

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Unicode
Character
Definitions
Relationship to “Groove/Slot”

Groove/Slot/Sexual (78%)

1

\U536F

4th terrestrial branch; period from 5-7 a.m.; rabbit (兔) of Chinese zodiac; "mortise" of "mortise and tenon," which is another name for "tongue and groove”

This character is the groove, 凹, the female side; it also is a possible depiction of Fallopian tubes; it is also represented by 𤕰, 戼, 𦕔, 𩇧, and 𩇨

2

\U36B9

(same as 媌) pretty; charming girl, (same as 懰) exquisite; fine

This character possibly depicts a virgin, which is why she is “exquisite”; her “groove” is a vagina 阴道; as there are no dots in her tubes—卵—she is not with child

3

\U804A

somewhat, slightly, at least; chat:聊天 (boring: 无聊 "no chat); gossip; paid escort; to earn a living (esp. with negative)

“Paid escort” is another term for “prostitute”; her groove is her vagina 阴道; chatting someone up” is British for “flirting,” which is foreplay

4

\U35E6

a loud and confused noise

Chatting and sex are both loud and confused

5

\U67F3

willow tree; pleasure; (astronomy) One of the constellations of the Twenty-Eight Mansions (二十八宿 (Èrshíbā Xiù)); impure or "fallen" woman

“Pleasure” and “impure: and “fallen woman” all involve a vagina 阴道

6

\U6634

one of the 28 constellations

The vaginal groove reproduces; 日 is in words that mean “prostitute” and “fuck”

7

\U39D5

to feel or touch with hands; to hold, to lay the hand on, to cover

Sexual foreplay

8

\U3DAF

fire

Sexual passion is often described as “fire”

9

\U537F

卿/

noble, high officer, (old) minister; (old) term of endearment between spouses; thou (poet.)

“A term of endearment between spouses” means respect for someone who has your own interests at heart. That “little face” between the pieces of 卯 represents a “baby” even if the baby is a project, country, or live human: it is something both parties nourish

10

\U3C89

egg shells

Sexual product (dots signify ovum)

11

\U5375

egg; ovum; roe; spawn

Sexual product (dots signify ovum)

12

\U7A8C

pit, vault; store in pit

A pit is a groove; a vault is similar to an egg or Fallopian tubes: store next generation

13

\U6BC8

infertile eggs; (Cant.) rotten, muddled

Sexual product; (dots signify ovum)

14

\U393B

stupid; clumsy; (Cant.) to dirty, defile

“Defile,” like “deflower” implies sex; (dots signify ovum)

15

\U5B75

sit on eggs, hatch

Sexual product; stuck to egg; (dots signify ovum)

16

\U925A

rivet

tongue-and-groove; stuck; riveted

17

\U94C6

rivet (Simplified form of 鉚.)

tongue-and-groove; stuck; riveted

Unicode
Character
Definitions
Relationship to “Groove/Slot”

Nature (22%)

18 \U387B (non-classical form of 廖 [root 翏 means “the sound of the wind; to soar”]; name of a small ancient State, a Chinese family name “To soar” implies orgasm: sexual; “sound of the wind=whoosh” which also seems sexual
19 \U5CC1 yellow dirt mount ((in the Northwest of China) (zhdict.net/dictionary) Apparently a mountain place, but “mount” does have a sexual connotation
20 \U37F9 the appearance of a mountain is lofty and steep and profound Interpretation: Mountain becomes big and sexual
21 \U6CD6 still waters; river in Jiangsu Still waters implies virginity?
22 \U8306 species of grass, water mallows Only grows in still waters (implies virginity?)

 

Unicode
Character
Definitions
Relationship to “Groove/Slot”

No Definition

23

\U7B37

No definition given

24

\U5945

No definition given

25

\U73CB

No definition given

26

\U8D15

No definition given

27

\U98F9

No definition given

28

\U99E0

No definition given

29

\U7AB7

No definition given

30

\U4E6E

No definition given

31

\U282D6

𨋖

No definition given

32

\U2BC38

𫰸

No definition given

33

\U20A21

𠨡

No definition given

34

\U2AA2B

𪨫

No definition given

35

\U23AD8

𣫘

No definition given

36

\U201E9

𠇩

No definition given

37

\U26291

𦊑

No definition given

38

\U2B6B5

𫚵

No definition given

39

\U275B1

𧖱

No definition given

40

\U22A3A

𢨺

No definition given

41

\U2B9FC

𫧼

No definition given

42

\U27E37

𧸷

No definition given

43

\U2CA81

𬪁

No definition given

44

\U219D9

𡧙

No definition given

45

\U20C2D

𠰭

No definition given

46

\U2896B

𨥫

No definition given

47

\U2B9FE

𫧾

No definition given

48

\U206D3

𠛓

No definition given

49

\U29285

𩊅

No definition given

50

\U2C186

𬆆

No definition given

51

\U296C1

𩛁

No definition given

52

\U2A54B

𪕋

No definition given

53

\U20DDE

𠷞

No definition given

54

\U2B9FF

𫧿

No definition given

55

\U2C222

𬈢

No definition given

56

\U212A7

𡊧

No definition given

57

\U20970

𠥰

No definition given

58

\U20A23

𠨣

No definition given

59

\U275B0

𧖰

No definition given

60

\U295B4

𩖴

No definition given

61

\U24D60

𤵠

No definition given

62

\U2909E

𩂞

No definition given

63

\U2C8CC

𬣌

No definition given

64

\U20A2B

𠨫

No definition given

65

\U28496

𨒖

No definition given

66

\U25138

𥄸

No definition given

67

\U2C06C

𬁬

No definition given

68

\U28D05

𨴅

No definition given

69

\U2128E

𡊎

No definition given

Another form of Tongue-in-Groove or 凹 and 凸
Another form of Tongue-in-Groove or 凹 and 凸

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