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Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
    𠤎
Mandarin
zhen1, zhen4
English
Definitions
real; true; genuine; actual; composed; really; small town; suppress
Mnemonic
Something that has been changed 𠤎 so that it is straight (abbreviated) is raised up as true
Etymology
Notes
Originally a cauldron (pictograph nearly identical to ) with changed person 𠤎 above it; referring to cauldron the I Ching states ‘the superior man consolidates his fate by making his position correct’; the cauldron looking like a cowrie was changed to ; then - due to similarity in meaning to – 1014-6 was added dividing the top and bottom of thus turning the bottom into : confused yet? This component can signify upside-down – see and