wǔ martial; military

Made up of [ zhǐ to stop; to prohibit; until; footprint radical 77, spear radical 62]


Contains 'spear' and 'foot' suggesting a soldier and hence somthing military. 'Foot' may however be read as 'stop' with the concept of military interceding to 'stop' violence

Related characters

Using zhǐ : bù (a step) zhèng (correct) zú (foot) cǐ (this) 齿 chǐ (tooth)
Using : wǒ (I (me)) chéng (to succeed) huò (maybe) zài (to carry) zhǎo (to try to find) jiān (narrow) zhàn (to fight) dài (to respect) wù (fifth (ordinal))

Sounds same

wǔ (five) wǔ (noon)

Different tone

wū (crow) wū (house) wú (not to have) wù (do not) wù (fifth (ordinal))

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武汉 Wuhan, Hubei
武夷山 Wuyishan, Fujian


洪武帝 Emperor Hongwu
孙武 Sun Wu


诸葛武侯诞辰 zhū gě wǔ hóu dàn chén Birthday of Zhuge Liang
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