竭 - Dong Chinese dictionary

jié

put forth great effort

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
立 meaning component

  Meaning component

  

stand

曷 sound component

  Sound component

  

why? what? where?

Evolution

竭 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
竭 Clerical script Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
竭 Clerical script Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

jié

put forth great effort; exhaust; to exhaust

Most common words with 竭
Freq.
Word
Meaning

衰竭

organ failure

竭尽全力

to spare no effort (idiom); to do one's utmost

竭力

to do one's utmost

竭尽

to use up

to exhaust