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

Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
     ⿰⿱
Mandarin
xian4, xuan2
English
Definitions
county; a district; district; subdivision
Mnemonic
Hang with redundant tie radical
Etymology
Notes
Originally to tie up a criminal and hang him by the head ; modern meaning indicates the region in which this occurred; see for original meaning