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 Simplified  Traditional  Ancient forms  Archaic forms
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Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
Mandarin
dong1
English
Definitions
east; eastern; eastward; host; indies; master; owner
Etymology
Notes
Described as the sun rising behind a tree : east; this was probably originally a package (compare ) tied at both ends (compare archaic form of 西 which was apparently a package tied only at one end)