包 a fetus in the fetal membranes

包 a fetus in the fetal membranes

包, cognate of 胞, is a pictographic character. 包 originally meant a fetus in the embryonic membranes, a meaning later replaced by 胞.

The original meaning of 包 was extended to:

1.to wrap (up)
2.a package; a parcel
3.a bag; a sack
4.inclusive
5.to include
6.to undertake; to assume responsibility for

包 serves as phonetic component to form characters.

Characters formed by the phonetic component 包

跑 泡 炮 袍 刨 疱 咆 匏 狍 萢 炰麭瓟 軳 褜麅鞄袌垉 皰铇炮刨飑抱饱鲍刨胞苞雹笣孢龅菢枹靤佨怉铇窇骲髱蚫袌饱鲍龅

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