危 - Dong Chinese dictionary

wēi

dangerous

Depicts a person () standing precariously on the edge of a mountain cliff ().

Components
人 iconic component

  Iconic component

rén

  

person

山 iconic component

  Iconic component

shān

  

mountain

Also see (cliff).

Evolution

危 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
危 Clerical script Western Han dynasty (202 BC-9 AD)

Clerical script

Western Han dynasty (202 BC-9 AD)
危 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

wēi

dangerous, precarious; high; danger; to endanger; Taiwan pr. [wéi]

 

Wēi

surname Wei

Most common words with 危
Freq.
Word
Meaning

危险

danger

危机

crisis

危害

to harm

danger

危及

to endanger

Component uses

Meaning component in 2 characters

Sound component in 4 characters