斤 - Dong Chinese dictionary

jīn

axe

Pictograph of an axe for chopping wood.

Evolution

斤 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

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

Bronze script

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

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
斤 Clerical script Cao Wei (Three Kingdoms: 222-280 AD)

Clerical script

Cao Wei (Three Kingdoms: 222-280 AD)
斤 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

jīn

a catty (approximately 500 g); an axe; keen, shrewd; KangXi radical number 69; catty; (PRC) weight equal to 500 g; (Tw) weight equal to 600 g; (HK, Malaysia, Singapore) slightly over 604 g

Most common words with 斤
Freq.
Word
Meaning

公斤

kilogram (kg)

catty

斤斤计较

to haggle over every ounce

千斤顶

jack (for lifting weight)

半斤八两

tweedledum and tweedledee

Component uses

Meaning component in 8 characters

Sound component in 15 characters

Iconic component in 5 characters

Unknown component in 3 characters

Deleted component in 1 character