Character Contained In References Comments
 Simplified  Traditional  Ancient forms  Archaic forms
   traditional formhandwritten form

Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
      ⿰⺅⿱
Mandarin
hou2, hou4
English
Definitions
marquis; lord; target in archery
Mnemonic
A person chosen by a cliff-hanging archery contest
Etymology
Notes
Originally an arrow shooting towards a corner 1014-6 – later written as cliff ; following this person was added on top; finally the left side was distorted into person radical