堇 - Dong Chinese dictionary

jǐn

yellow loam

Pictograph of a person over a fire with their mouth open upwards. The original meaning of this character is unclear.

Components
口 iconic component

  Iconic component

kǒu

  

mouth

Depicts a mouth open upwards.

人 iconic component

  Iconic component

rén

  

person

Stick figure of a person.

火 iconic component

  Iconic component

huǒ

  

fire

Evolution

堇 Bronze script Mid Western Zhou (~900 BC)

Bronze script

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

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

jǐn

yellow loam; clay; season; few; old variant of |[jǐn]; violet (plant)

Most common words with 堇
Freq.
Word
Meaning

clay

三色堇

pansy

堇菜

violet (botany)

Component uses

Meaning component in 2 characters

Sound component in 16 characters

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