丁 - Dong Chinese dictionary

dīng

cubes

Original meaning: 

city wall

In ancient scripts was written in two different ways: (1) depicting the walls of a city, which is now written as , or (2) depicting a nail, which is now written as .

Evolution

丁 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
丁 Bronze script Early Western Zhou (~1000 BC)

Bronze script

Early Western Zhou (~1000 BC)
丁 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
丁 Clerical script Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
丁 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

dīng

male adult; robust, vigorous; 4th heavenly stem; fourth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shí​tiān​gān]; fourth in order; letter "D" or Roman "IV" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc; ancient Chinese compass point: 195°; butyl; cubes (of food)

 

Dīng

surname Ding

Most common words with 丁
Freq.
Word
Meaning

butyl

马丁

Martin (name)

拉丁

Latin

布丁

pudding (loanword)

拉丁美洲

Latin America

Component uses

Meaning component in 1 character

Sound component in 24 characters

Iconic component in 2 characters