岑 - Dong Chinese dictionary

cén

steep

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
山 meaning component

  Meaning component

shān

  

mountain

今 sound component

  Sound component

jīn

  

now

Evolution

岑 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

cén

steep, precipitous; peak; small hill

 

Cén

surname Cen

Most common words with 岑
Freq.
Word
Meaning

surname Cen

岑溪

Cenxi county level city in Wuzhou 梧州[Wú​zhōu], Guangxi

岑巩县

Cengong county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔東南州|黔东南州[Qián​dōng​nán​zhōu], Guizhou

岑巩

Cengong county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔東南州|黔东南州[Qián​dōng​nán​zhōu], Guizhou

岑彭

Cen Peng (died 35 AD), Chinese general

Component uses

Sound component in 2 characters