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Saciel

丷田大京 rare character, please help!

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Saciel

Dear crowd intelligence, please help me. I have encountered a character I can't find anywhere on zdic, baike or guhanydacidian and also not with zisea or ciyang. 

The left part consists out of 丷田大   so two dots on top, than the field, then 大below it. The right part is a 京.

 

Has anyone ever encountred that sign? It's from a Vietnamese stele so it's probably a variant.

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WenLei-William

Could you post a picture so that we may see just in case you misread one of the components? I even checked the Vietnamese Chu Nom Dictionary and it isn't showing up. http://www.chunom.org/

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Saciel

Yeah that's my problem, too, here it is in the fifth (30th) column.

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lips

Sounds like another, quite common, way of writing this character:

 

 

Whale.

 

But usually it isn't two dots at the top of the left hand side.

 

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The right hand side is commonly written as a 京 now.

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Saciel

whale was my guess, too, but I just wasn't sure because I have never heard of whale-mallets to hit Buddhist bells before XD but then it should fit :) thank you.

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OneEye

Yup, 大 <-> 火 is a pretty common corruption (黑 is an example that went in the opposite direction).

 

I see the 魚 component written that way pretty frequently at sushi restaurants here in Tokyo (incidentally, I typed the variant but the forums won't allow that code point). 

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