居 - Dong Chinese dictionary

live

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
户 meaning component

  Meaning component

  

door

古 sound component

  Sound component

  

old

Evolution

居 Bronze script Spring and Autumn (771-476 BC)

Bronze script

Spring and Autumn (771-476 BC)
居 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

live, dwell, reside, sit; to reside; to be (in a certain position); to store up; to be at a standstill; residence; house; restaurant; classifier for bedrooms

 

surname Ju

 

(archaic) sentence-final particle expressing a doubting attitude

Most common words with 居
Freq.
Word
Meaning

居然

unexpectedly

居民

resident

邻居

neighbor

to reside

居住

to reside

Component uses

Meaning component in 1 character

Sound component in 9 characters