震 - Dong Chinese dictionary

zhèn

shake

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
雨 meaning component

  Meaning component

  

rain

辰 sound component

  Sound component

chén

  

early morning

Evolution

震 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
震 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

zhèn

shake, quake, tremor; excite; to shake; to vibrate; to jolt; to quake; excited; shocked; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[bā​guà], symbolizing thunder; ☳

Most common words with 震
Freq.
Word
Meaning

震惊

to shock

地震

earthquake

to shake

震撼

to shake

震荡

to shake up