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

Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
Mandarin
shi4, zhi1, zhi3, jing1
English
Definitions
clan name; maiden name; clan; family; mister
Mnemonic
Families that share a common ancestor: clan
Etymology
Notes
A plant that sends shoots back into the ground to form new roots; the archaic form shows a leaf and a tendril hanging from a stem; a later version has a line (or dot) marking the tendril – showing this is the part being emphasized