gāng guiding principle; main rope of a net; authority

Made up of [ silk radical 120, gāng ridge; mound ]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 7 strokes.
The silk radical alludes to rope - its main meaning, while 'gang' (ridge) gives the sound

Related characters

Also uses component: fǎng (fine woven silk fabric) fēn (numerous) gěi (give) hóng (red) (order) jié (knot) jīng (Classic) lèi (tired) 绿 (green) wéi (to preserve) (beginnings) zhǐ (paper) zhōng (end) (to form)
Also uses gāng component: gāng (hard)

Sounds same

gāng (ridge) gāng (hard)

Different tone

gǎng (harbor)

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