yì justice; righteousness; meaning

Made up of [丿 piě 'slash' radical 4, zhǔ dot radical 3]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Much simplified from original form showing an aggressive person being made as docile as a sheep. Modern form is balanced and symmetric

Related characters


Using 丿 piě : shǎo (less) hū (at) nǎi (to be) shī (to lose) wù (do not) lè (music) zhī (him) zú (clan) jiǔ (long time) me (what) dì (younger brother) wù (fifth (ordinal))
Using zhǔ : tài (too) yù (jade) lì (beautiful) wū (crow) zhōu (prefecture) zhǔ (owner) zhù (to live) dì (younger brother) bái (bright) sháo (spoon) duì (to cash) lìng (to order) yóu (outstanding) liáng (good) pù (store) wèi (do)

Sounds same

yì (easy) 亿 yì (100,000,000) yì (also) yì (city) yì (catch) yì (skill) yì (to recollect) yì (idea) yì (different)

Different tone

yī (one) yī (doctor) yī (clothes) yī (clothes) yí (proper) yǐ (hidden) yǐ (to use) yǐ (chair) yǐ (already)

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

Cities

遵义 Zunyi, Guizhou
义乌 Yiwu, Zhejiang

Proverbs

见义勇为 jiàn yì yǒng wéi To see what is right and act with courage
忘恩负义 wàng ēn fù yì Ungratefully forget to acknowledge a favor.

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