沽 - Dong Chinese dictionary

buy and sell

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
氵 meaning component

  Meaning component

shuishuǐ

  

water

is a component form of .

古 sound component

  Sound component

  

old

Evolution

沽 Bronze script Late Western Zhou (~800 BC)

Bronze script

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

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

buy and sell; inferior in quality; to buy; to sell

 

abbr. for Tianjin 天津 (also 津沽)

Most common words with 沽
Freq.
Word
Meaning

to buy

待价而沽

to wait for a good offer

沽名钓誉

to angle for fame (idiom)

泸沽湖

Lugu Lake

塘沽

Tanggu former district of Tianjin, now part of Binhai subprovincial district 濱海新區|滨海新区[Bīn​hǎi​xīn​qū]