Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The ancient form of 井 is in the shape of the well with the surrounding wood

The origin of 井 is interesting. The ancient form of 井 is in the shape of the opening of a well with surrounding old-fashioned stone or wooden structure.

Similar characters: 丼, 并, 开, 幷 and #


well 井, 水井, 臧, 颛
order 命令, 令, 顺序, 秩序, 次序, 井


neat 整齐, 利落, 齐整, 干净, 齐, 井
orderly 有板有眼, 井, 利落, 楚

Sentence Examples:
井水 - jǐng shuǐ - well water
井底之蛙 - jǐng dǐ zhī wā - a frog living at the bottom of a well (idiom, depicting an ignorant person)

Derived characters:
㘫, 妌, 𪪁, 汫, 阱, 𪰉, 肼, 㐩, 𭾠, 畊, 𮈃, 𬙍, 耕, 䎴, 𬟷, 𮗻, 𬪦, 㓝, 刱, 𫡳, 𫎁, 宑, 𬜣, 𬼾, 𭾞, 穽, 𬆓, 䨍, 坓, 汬, 丼, 𬑽, 囲
进, 讲 (Simplified from 進 and 講)

ヰ (Katakana character derived from Man'yōgana)

Definitions of 井

1. well (a hole sunk into the ground)
2. well-shaped object; mineshaft, pit
3, hometown
4. neat; tidy
井井有條 / 井井有条  ―  jǐngjǐngyǒutiáo  ―  neat and tidy
5. 48th hexagram of the I Ching
6. A surname​.

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