wǎng monarch

Note

Probably a picture of an ancient ax, but others say that the lines for heaven, man and earth are linked by a vertical line to represent the unifying/controlling influence of the king or monarch
Number of strokes 4

Sounds same

wǎng (net)

Different tone

wāng (lame) wáng (to die)

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Pronunciation

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

People

王维 Wang Wei
王莽 Wang Mang
王羲之 Wang Xizhi

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