Component 木 tree

Component 木 tree

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[mù] tree

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PINYIN[mù]

TRANSLATIONtree; wood, lumber; wooden

FORMATION象形,扎根于土地的树

COINAGEPictograph, The pictographic script木as a component is related to trees.

【造字理据】

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《说文》:“冒也。冒地而生,东方之行。从屮,下象其根。”本义:名词,扎根于土地的树。‘木’是象形字,中间一直是树干;树干上方是树枝,下方朝着地的是树根。

[按]象形。上象枝叶、下象根。木作构件可在左边、上面、下面。

MOTIVATION'木', meaning "tree" or "wood", is another pictograph. The vertical line down the center represents the tree trunk, while the horizontal line on the top are branches and the two slanting lines at the bottom are the roots.

The pictographic script木as a component is related to trees. When standing on the left of a character, it is written as "朩". Sometimes it is also used on the top or at the lower part of a character.

A natural group, referring to trees and fruits, wood and wooden things; the component is usually on the left, but also at the top or bottom, and in combination, as 本 and 束.

In most cases the Component 木 appears in the left part of a character, although it tends to appear in other parts as well. 木is one of the most common Component in Chinese. Characters with 木are usually related to trees and timber.

【例字 EXAMPLES】

析[xī] split wood; break apart; divide    

破木也。一曰折也。从木从斤。

果[guǒ] fruit; result

木实也。从木,象果形在木之上。

采[cǎi] collect, gather; pick, pluck

捋取也。从木从爪。

 


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