莫 - Dong Chinese dictionary

do not

Depicts the sun () shining through vegetation (). Based on the original meaning "sunset", now written as . The current meaning is a phonetic loan.

Components
艹 iconic component

  Iconic component

caocǎo

  

grass

is a component form of .

日 iconic component

  Iconic component

  

sun

艸 iconic component

  Iconic component

cǎo

  

grass

Evolution

莫 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
莫 Bronze script Late Western Zhou (~800 BC)

Bronze script

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

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
莫 Clerical script Wu (Three Kingdoms: 222-280 AD)

Clerical script

Wu (Three Kingdoms: 222-280 AD)
莫 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

do not, is not, can not; negative; do not; there is none who

 

surname Mo

Most common words with 莫
Freq.
Word
Meaning

do not

莫斯科

Moscow, capital of Russia

莫名其妙

(idiom) baffling

莫非

could it be

莫过于

nothing can surpass

Component uses

Sound component in 23 characters