各 - Dong Chinese dictionary

each

Original meaning: 

arrive

Depicts a foot () arriving at an entrance (). Based on the original meaning "arrive". The current meaning is a phonetic loan.

Components
夂 iconic component

  Iconic component

zhǐ

  

go

is a component form of , which depicts a foot.

口 iconic component

  Iconic component

kǒu

  

mouth

Depicts an entrance.

Evolution

各 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
各 Bronze script Mid Western Zhou (~900 BC)

Bronze script

Mid Western Zhou (~900 BC)
各 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

each, individually, every, all; each; every

Most common words with 各
Freq.
Word
Meaning

each

各位

everybody

各种

every kind of

各地

various regions

各自

each

Component uses

Sound component in 27 characters