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   traditional formhandwritten form

Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
    ⿰⺡
Mandarin
shen3, chen2, tan2, zhen4, chen3
English
Definitions
to sink; surname; place name; addicted to; name; submerge
Mnemonic
Relating to water ; meaning of heavy probably derives from
Etymology
Notes
Original form showed ox falling headfirst into an abyss 𣶒: maybe a form of sacrifice; current form is an early simplification