gōng bow

Note

Picture of a bow
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 57 used in: fú (not) ; dì (younger brother) ; zhāng ('of')

< Previous radical 56 Next radical 58 >

Sounds same

gōng (work) gōng (palace) gōng (public) gōng (accomplishment) gōng (to provide)

Different tone

gǒng (two hands) gòng (common)

< Previous gōng Next gōng >

Pronunciation

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stroke order for 弓
Stroke order for character 弓, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Also

gōng bow

bǐng both; some

Made up of [ rén Person (radical) radical 9, liǎng pair; two]

Origin

Combination of person and 'pair' gives idea of two or more people
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