jīng Classic; pass through

Made up of [ silk radical 120, gōng work; skill radical 48]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The old character concerned geomancy, the modern form symbolizes weaving silk at a loom, suggesting hard and meticulous work
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters


Also uses component: fǎng (fine woven silk fabric) fēn (numerous) gāng (guiding principle) gěi (give) hóng (red) jì (order) jié (knot) lèi (tired) 绿 lù (green) wéi (to preserve) xù (beginnings) zhǐ (paper) zǔ (to form)
Also uses gōng component: gōng (accomplishment) hóng (red) jiāng (river) zuǒ (left)

Sounds same

jīng (capital) jīng (refined) jīng (to start) jīng (eye)

Different tone

jǐng jǐng (well) jǐng (bright)

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Pronunciation

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

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