Listed in the 1946 tōyō kanji as a shinjitai of 雙. Based on an unorthodox variant of 雙 that can be traced back to the Ming dynasty in China.
(common “Jōyō” kanji, shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form 雙)
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双 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 雙, hiragana ふた, rōmaji futa)
- set of two, pair
Compare Middle Chinese 雙 (MC ʃˠʌŋ).
双 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 雙, hiragana そう, rōmaji sō)
- pair; double
- 双眼 (sōgan, “binocular”)
- 双肩 (sōken, “shoulders”)
- 双子葉植物 (sōshiyō shokubutsu, “dicotyledon”)
- 双生 (sōsei, “twinning”)
- 双清 (sōsei, “paintings of daffodils and ume flowers”)
- 双頭 (sōtō, “double-headed”)
- 双璧 (sōheki, “pair of bright jewels”)
- 双方 (sōhō, “two way, both parties”)
- 一双 (issō, “pair”)