弓 - Dong Chinese dictionary

gōng

bow

Pictograph of a bow for shooting arrows.

Evolution

弓 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
弓 Bronze script Early Western Zhou (~1000 BC)

Bronze script

Early Western Zhou (~1000 BC)
弓 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
弓 Clerical script Spring and Autumn (771-476 BC)

Clerical script

Spring and Autumn (771-476 BC)
弓 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

gōng

bow; curved, arched; KangXi radical number 57; a bow (weapon); CL:|[zhāng]; to bend; to arch (one's back etc)

 

Gōng

surname Gong

Most common words with 弓
Freq.
Word
Meaning

to bend

弓箭

bow and arrow

弹弓

catapult

弓形

circular segment

惊弓之鸟

lit. a bird startled by the mere twang of a bow (idiom)

Component uses

Meaning component in 26 characters

Sound component in 3 characters

Iconic component in 3 characters