武 wǔ martial; military
Made up of [止 zhǐ
to stop; to prohibit; until; footprint
radical 77, 戈 gē
NoteContains '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
Using 止 zhǐ
: 步 bù (a step) 正 zhèng (correct) 足 zú (foot) 此 cǐ (this) 齿 chǐ (tooth) 定 dìng (to set)
Using 戈 gē
: 我 wǒ (I (me)) 成 chéng (to succeed) 或 huò (maybe) 载 zài (to carry) 找 zhǎo (to try to find) 戋 jiān (narrow) 战 zhàn (to fight) 戴 dài (to respect) 戊 wù (fifth (ordinal))
Sounds same五 wǔ (five)
午 wǔ (noon)
Different tone乌 wū (crow)
屋 wū (house)
无 wú (not to have)
勿 wù (do not)
戊 wù (fifth (ordinal))
洪武帝 Emperor Hongwu
zhū gě wǔ hóu dàn chén Birthday of Zhuge Liang
one cry startle people
One chirp surprises everyone
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