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<gloss>kanji "box" or "country" radical (radical 31)</gloss>
<gloss g_type="expl">radical consisting of an enclosing box</gloss>
<audit time="2007-05-30 00:00:00" stat="A">
<upd_detl>Entry created</upd_detl>
<audit time="2012-04-08 10:27:44" stat="A" unap="true">
<upd_detl>I have  not changed the above because there may be some technical reason why it may be correct. However, as far as I understand it, a country radical does not exist. The kanji "国" is itself created from a combination of three radicals. The enclosing radical [31], plus [22] and [247].

The name of "くに" may have been derived from "国", but the radical "31" has its own reading, i.e.,

囗 [JIS] 5378 [Uni] 56d7 [部首] 31 [画数] 3  [音] イ コク  [部] くにがまえ  [英]  box or enclosure radical (no. 31); box.

However, a search for "くにがまえ" does not find the above radical.

Also, of course, the "box" radical is used in lots of situations which have nothing whatsoever to do with "country".

Over to your experts for another look. I know that your site has been tested by experts so my apologies if my research is incorrect.</upd_detl>
<upd_refs>See below.</upd_refs>
<audit time="2012-04-08 16:12:56" stat="A" unap="true">
<upd_name>Rene Malenfant</upd_name>
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<upd_diff>@@ -13,0 +13,1 @@
+&lt;gloss g_type="expl"&gt;radical consisting of an enclosing box&lt;/gloss&gt;</upd_diff>
<audit time="2012-04-08 23:46:58" stat="A" unap="true">
<upd_name>Jim Breen</upd_name>
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<upd_detl>I think we have a bit of an issue between the names of kanji radicals, e.g. 国構え/くにがまえ and 之繞/しんにゅう, and the radicals themselves, e.g. 囗 and 辶/辵. The former are quite valid entries, the latter .... well maybe.
I think we need a clear policy. I'm experimenting with putting the radical (囗) in as a note in the name entry. It can't be an xref, as 囗 is not an entry (it is not a word in its own right.)</upd_detl>
<upd_refs>ルミナス: "(漢字の) country [square] radical enclosing kanji"</upd_refs>
<upd_diff>@@ -12,1 +12,2 @@
-&lt;gloss&gt;kanji "country" radical&lt;/gloss&gt;
+&lt;gloss&gt;kanji "box" or "country" radical (radical 31)&lt;/gloss&gt;</upd_diff>
<audit time="2012-04-09 01:51:19" stat="A">
<upd_name>Jim Breen</upd_name>
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<upd_detl>Actually there are plenty of entries where both the radical name and radical itself are combined. We can make this another. くにがまえ is a "T2" (radical name) reading of 囗.</upd_detl>
<upd_diff>@@ -6,0 +6,3 @@
@@ -12,1 +15,0 @@

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