hard; strong; solid

Made up of [ wéi proud; enclosure; upright radical 31, ancient ]
Made with 8 strokes.
The character 'gu' for sound is in an enclosure. As 'gu' means ancient this suggests the meaning of solidity

Related characters

Also uses wéi component: guó (country) huí (to circle) miàn (face) (four) yuán (park) zhōng (centre)
Also uses component: (happening) (paternal aunt) (estimate) (lake) (beard) (to reside) (to be able to) (bitter)

Sounds same


Different tone

(paternal aunt) (estimate) (ancient) (valley)

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