分 - Dong Chinese dictionary

fēnfèn

divide

Depicts a knife ( ) being used to cut two things apart ().

Components
八 sound,iconic component

  Sound Iconic component

  

eight

Depicts two things being separated.

刀 iconic component

  Iconic component

dāo

  

knife

Evolution

分 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

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

Bronze script

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

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

fēn

divide; small unit of time etc.; to divide; to separate; to distribute; to allocate; to distinguish (good and bad); part or subdivision; fraction; one tenth (of certain units); unit of length equivalent to 0.33 cm; minute (unit of time); minute (angular measurement unit); a point (in sports or games); 0.01 yuan (unit of money)

 

fèn

part; share; ingredient; component

Most common words with 分
Freq.
Word
Meaning

to divide

分钟

minute

部分

part

分析

to analyze

十分

very

Component uses

Meaning component in 6 characters

Sound component in 23 characters

忿