Pictogram of 步 step, pace

Pictogram of 步 step

Why 止步 but not 止手?‪

步, derived from the image of two feet, originally meant ‘walk’ and its meaning was extended to ‘step, pace’.

Now you know why there is the expression of 止步/stop, both of which were derived from the image of foot. Check the previous post for the meaning of .

 

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