Could somebody help me identify these two characters?

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The meaning of the first one should be "point" or something similar, the second one looks to me like a combination of 月 and 爭, but I couldn't find it anywhere.

  • Where did you find these characters? I'm curious.
    – Stan
    Jun 29, 2013 at 15:16
  • They are part of the five principles of Wing Chun that are hanging in our gym, I managed to find most of the characters but had troubles finding these two. You can se all of them here
    – JiriK
    Jul 13, 2013 at 20:03

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點 is (point). It's just written in a special "font".

㬹 is .

In 康熙字典, it is

enter image description here 《集韻》《類篇》甾莖切,音爭。足跟筋也。 又《集韻》側杏切。義同。

Which means 足跟筋也, i.e. tendon in the heel. It is pronounced as zhēng. Now it's seldom seen in Mandarin Chinese, but in spoken Cantonese, it's still widely and informally used (pronunciation zaang1). For example, 脚㬹(heel), 高㬹鞋(high-heeled shoes).

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    I think 㬹 is also more commonly seen written as 踭.
    – Claw
    Jun 29, 2013 at 20:31
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    @Claw That's right. 踭 is included in 《新华字典》. But note that, 踭 is a new character that has appeared for less than about one hundred years. 康熙字典 has no entry for 踭 and I can't find it in any older script for it either.
    – Stan
    Jun 30, 2013 at 5:41
  • In the context of Wing Chun practice, perhaps the 踭 here refers to 手踭, the elbow rather than the heel as Wing Chun places greater emphasis on upper limb techniques? And 点 here does not necessarily mean "point" but "touch", "hit" Just guessing from what little I know of Wing Chun. Mar 7, 2020 at 2:24

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