CHINESE SCRIPT

CHINESE CHARACTER FORMATION & ETYMOLOGY

  

 

 

 

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ㄐl ㄣ1 (jien1)

jīn

 

= gold; metals in general; money; highly respected; name of a Chinese Dynasty => associative compound of various objects, i.e. arrowheads , hatchets , and ingots , which are made of metal; its side-radical is which appears in over 200 characters