jì order; discipline; age

Made up of [ silk radical 120, self; oneself; sixth in order ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Silk was used for writing on in early days and 'ji' acts as both phonetic and a bit of meaning as suggest 'me writing'
Number of strokes 6

Related characters


Using : hóng (red) gěi (give) zhǐ (paper) jīng (Classic) wéi (to preserve) lèi (tired) gāng (guiding principle) fēn (numerous) zǔ (to form) xù (beginnings) jié (knot) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric)
Using : jì (to record)

Sounds same

jì (border) jì (already) jì (season) jì (snout) 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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