I don't understand how 羽 (wings) relate to the 8 definitions of 翻 below. What's the semantic field of 翻? How does 羽 (wings) relate to 翻's semantic field?

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Above is Yellowbridge. Below is Oxford Chinese Dictionary (2010) p 199.

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    I don't understand the "2021" in the title. At least I thought you meant the word had 2021 meanings! Then I notice it is in the title of many questions you asked. What is the point of that?
    – Betty
    Apr 12 at 9:42
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    I think he is trying to stress the definitions of the words he quoted are from dictionaries published in 2021 (the latest) -- And I agree it is a piece of useless information.
    – Tang Ho
    Apr 12 at 23:44
  • @TangHo Close! Yes, I'm trying to stress that the definitions are quoted from dictionaries published recently, and that I'm comparing modern/contemporary meanings with old ones.
    – Coosf
    Apr 18 at 2:35

Flying birds can easily roll (翻) in the air. 羽 is related to both bird and flying

翻飛 = flying and rolling (in the air)

roll--> turn/flip

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