gǔ valley; grain

Note

Old character with components representing 'mouth' of 'water' - a river valley
Number of strokes: 7

Radical

Index 150 used in: used in: róng (to hold)

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Sounds same

gǔ (ancient)

Different tone

gū (paternal aunt) gū (estimate) gù (happening) gù (hard)

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

Gateway to China

For centuries the Western gateway to China was at Jiayuguan in the north-west of Gansu province. It was an impressive fort marking entry into China on the Silk Road known as the “First and Greatest Pass Under Heaven”. It has impressive 35 feet [11 meters] high walls. Banishment from China meant ejection from this gate into the barbarian states that lived beyond.
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gù hard; strong; solid

Made up of [ wéi proud; enclosure; upright radical 31, gǔ ancient]

Origin

The character 'gu' for sound is in an enclosure. As 'gu' means ancient this suggests the meaning of solidity
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