I teach a basic class in Mandarin to kids.
They enjoy seeing where characters came from.
I will be teaching them how to express their ages soon and hence the character 岁.
Is there an interesting etymology or story behind this character ?
There's obviously a mountain in the simplified character. Something about harvesting crops annually on the mountainside ???
I can't find anything online.
Another question, is there a good research somewhere for studying the origins of characters ?