占 - Dong Chinese dictionary

zhànzhān

divine

In ancient China fortune-tellers analyzed cracks () and holes () in shells and bones for the purpose of divination.

Components
卜 meaning component

  Meaning component

bo

  

fortune telling

Depicts a crack.

口 meaning component

  Meaning component

kǒu

  

mouth

Depicts a hole

Evolution

占 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
占 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

zhàn

divine; observe; versify; to take possession of; to occupy; to take up

 

zhān

to observe; to divine

() 

zhàn

variant of [zhàn]

Most common words with 占
Freq.
Word
Meaning

to occupy

占据

to occupy

占领

to hold

占用

to occupy

占有

to have

Component uses

Meaning component in 6 characters

Sound component in 24 characters