补 - Dong Chinese dictionary

mend

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound. Simplified form of .

Components
衤 meaning component

  Meaning component

  

clothes

is a component form of .

卜 sound component

  Sound component

bo

  

fortune telling

Evolution

补 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
补 Traditional script Modern

Traditional script

Modern
补 Simplified script Modern

Simplified script

Modern
Definitions

() 

mend, patch, fix, repair, restore; to repair; to patch; to mend; to make up for; to fill (a vacancy); to supplement

Most common words with 补
Freq.
Word
Meaning

to repair

补偿

to compensate

补充

to replenish

弥补

to complement

补贴

subsidy