泣 - Dong Chinese dictionary

cry

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
氵 meaning component

  Meaning component

shuishuǐ

  

water

is a component form of .

立 sound component

  Sound component

  

stand

Evolution

泣 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

cry, sob, weep; to sob

Most common words with 泣
Freq.
Word
Meaning

哭泣

to weep

to sob

抽泣

to sob spasmodically

啜泣

to sob

可歌可泣

happy and sad