岂 - Dong Chinese dictionary

kǎi

how? what?

Simplified form of . Origin unclear. The simplified component represents the sound.

Components
山 unknown component

  Unknown component

shān

  

mountain

The purpose of this component is unclear.

己 sound component

  Sound component

  

self

Evolution

岂 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
岂 Clerical script Cao Wei (Three Kingdoms: 222-280 AD)

Clerical script

Cao Wei (Three Kingdoms: 222-280 AD)
岂 Traditional script Modern

Traditional script

Modern
岂 Simplified script Modern

Simplified script

Modern
Definitions

() 

how? what?; how? (emphatic question)

() 

kǎi

old variant of |[kǎi]; old variant of |[kǎi]

Most common words with 岂
Freq.
Word
Meaning

how? (emphatic question)

岂不

how couldn't...?

岂止

not only

岂非

wouldn't it be ... ?

岂有此理

ridiculous

Component uses

Sound component in 9 characters