zhēn chaste

Made up of [ bèi shell; precious; cowrie shell radical 154, divination; prophesy radical 25]


The radical 'shell' suggests something intact and enclosed. Derivation may be from reading the future with a ritual vessel
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters

Also uses bèi component: cè (toilet) guì (precious) pín (poor) shǎng (to hand down) tiē (to stick) yuán (person)
Also uses component: chù (place) jiù (fault) wài (outside) zhān (to observe) zhuō (table)

Sounds same

zhēn (really)

Different tone

zhèn (Wood) zhèn

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