故 - Dong Chinese dictionary

ancient

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
攵 meaning component

  Meaning component

  

tap

is a component form of .

古 sound component

  Sound component

  

old

Evolution

故 Bronze script Early Western Zhou (~1000 BC)

Bronze script

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

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

ancient, old; reason, because; happening; instance; reason; cause; intentional; former; old; friend; therefore; hence; (of people) to die, dead

Most common words with 故
Freq.
Word
Meaning

故事

narrative

事故

accident

故意

deliberately

happening

故障

malfunction