仙 - Dong Chinese dictionary

xiān

Taoist super-being

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound. Simplified form of .

Components
亻 meaning component

  Meaning component

rén

  

person

is a component form of .

山 sound component

  Sound component

shān

  

mountain

Evolution

仙 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
仙 Clerical script Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
仙 Clerical script Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

xiān

Taoist super-being, transcendent, immortal; immortal

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xiān

variant of [xiān]

Most common words with 仙
Freq.
Word
Meaning

immortal

仙女

fairy

神仙

Daoist immortal

仙境

fairyland

仙人掌

cactus