姑 - Dong Chinese dictionary

father's sister

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
女 meaning component

  Meaning component

  

woman

古 sound component

  Sound component

  

old

Evolution

姑 Bronze script Late Shang dynasty (~1100 BC)

Bronze script

Late Shang dynasty (~1100 BC)
姑 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

father's sister; husband's mother; paternal aunt; husband's sister; husband's mother (old); nun; for the time being (literary)

Most common words with 姑
Freq.
Word
Meaning

姑娘

girl

nun

姑姑

paternal aunt

姑妈

paternal aunt

灰姑娘

Cinderella

Component uses

Sound component in 1 character