密 - Dong Chinese dictionary

dense

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
山 meaning component

  Meaning component

shān

  

mountain

宓 sound component

  Sound component

  

quiet

Evolution

密 Bronze script Mid Western Zhou (~900 BC)

Bronze script

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

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

dense, thick, close; intimate; secret; confidential; close; thick; dense

 

surname Mi; name of an ancient state

Most common words with 密
Freq.
Word
Meaning

秘密

secret

密码

secret code

密切

close

secret

亲密

intimate

Component uses

Sound component in 1 character