岸 - Dong Chinese dictionary

àn

bank

The (mountain) and (cliff) components hint at the landscape-related meaning. represents the sound.

Components
山 meaning component

  Meaning component

shān

  

mountain

厂 meaning component

  Meaning component

hǎnchǎng

  

cliff

干 sound component

  Sound component

gāngàn

  

interfere

Evolution

岸 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
岸 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

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àn

variant of [àn]

 

àn

bank, shore; beach, coast; bank; shore; beach; coast; CL:|[gè]

Most common words with 岸
Freq.
Word
Meaning

海岸

coastal

两岸

bilateral

bank

岸边

shore

口岸

a port for external trade