幽 - Dong Chinese dictionary

yōu

quiet

Phonosemantic compound. (mountain) represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
山 meaning component

  Meaning component

shān

  

mountain

幺 sound component

  Sound component

yāome

  

tiny

幺 sound component

  Sound component

yāome

  

tiny

Evolution

幽 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
幽 Bronze script Late Western Zhou (~800 BC)

Bronze script

Late Western Zhou (~800 BC)
幽 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
幽 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

yōu

quiet, secluded, tranquil; dark; remote; hidden away; secluded; serene; peaceful; to imprison; in superstition indicates the underworld; ancient district spanning Liaonang and Hebei provinces

Most common words with 幽
Freq.
Word
Meaning

幽默

humorous

幽灵

specter

remote

幽默感

sense of humor

幽幽

faint