CHINESE SCRIPT

CHINESE CHARACTER FORMATION & ETYMOLOGY

 

 

 

 

5 strokes ()

ㄅㄟ3 , ㄅㄟ4 (peij3, peij4)

běi, bi

 

北 = north; northern; northward => formation method unknown, but usually described as either an associative compound with two persons sitting back to back, using (radical 21), or as a phonetic loan which originates from (běi, bi)

related: , , 北京 , ,