jì border; edge; boundary

Made up of [ 'left ear'; 'right of mound' radical 170, shì to show; to reveal radical 113]


A mound and altar suggesting an important place

Related characters

Using : líng (mound) xiǎn (danger) suí (Sui) yuàn (courtyard) á (what?) zǔ (to hinder) fáng (to protect)

Sounds same

jì (already) jì (season) jì (snout) jì (order) jì (to record) jì (skill)

Different tone

jī (starve) jī (fowl) jī (machine) jí (lucky) jí (and) jǐ (how many) jǐ (self)

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