金 - Dong Chinese dictionary

jīn

metal

Phonosemantic compound. and represent the meaning and represents the sound. depicts a metal axe and depicts two metal plates.

Components
今 sound,remnant component

  Sound Remnant component

jīn

  

now

Remnant from the top part of .

王 iconic component

  Iconic component

wángwàng

  

king

Depicts a metal axe.

吕 iconic component

  Iconic component

  

pitchpipe

Depicts two metal plates.

Evolution

金 Bronze script Early Western Zhou (~1000 BC)

Bronze script

Early Western Zhou (~1000 BC)
金 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

jīn

gold; metals in general; money; chemical element Au; generic term for lustrous and ductile metals; golden; highly respected; one of the eight categories of ancient musical instruments 八音[bā​yīn]

 

Jīn

surname Jin; surname Kim (Korean); Jurchen Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Most common words with 金
Freq.
Word
Meaning

gold

资金

funds

基金

fund

现金

cash

金融

banking

Component uses

Sound component in 2 characters

Deleted component in 1 character