|Learn one Chinese Character a day - 止|
So 止 original meant Left Foot or just Foot.
Drawing of a foot can also mean that a person does not move, but standing still. 止 was then borrowed to mean Stop, Stand Still as verb, or Stopped at as adv.
For 止 was borrowed and did not mean foot any longer, Chinese ancestors created a new one to represent Foot, which we will learn soon.
止-is a very commonly used Radical in creation of thousands of other Chinese characters. Please do remember it. It can help us to understand other Chinese characters.
Before ending our lesson today, please enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 止 inside: