tiě arms; weapons; hard

Made up of [ jīn metal radical 167, shǐ arrow; to vow radical 111]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 10 strokes.
Character suggested because iron is an important metal for making weapons

Related characters

Also uses jīn component: guō (pot) (store) qián (money) (to bestow) yín (silver) zhōng (clock) zuān (to drill)
Also uses shǐ component: ǎi (low) hòu (wait) hóu (nobleman) (doctor) zhī (to know) (clan)

Different tone

tiē (to stick)

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