王 - Dong Chinese dictionary

wángwàng

king

Pictograph of an axe head, used as a symbol of the king's military authority.

Evolution

王 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
王 Bronze script Late Shang dynasty (~1100 BC)

Bronze script

Late Shang dynasty (~1100 BC)
王 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

wáng

king, ruler; royal; surname; king or monarch; best or strongest of its type; grand; great

 

Wáng

surname Wang

 

wàng

to rule; to reign over

Most common words with 王
Freq.
Word
Meaning

grand

国王

king

王子

prince

女王

queen

王八

tortoise

Component uses

Sound component in 6 characters

Iconic component in 1 character

Unknown component in 1 character