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

Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
Mandarin
chen2
English
Definitions
minister; official; statesman; courtier; vassal
Mnemonic
A minister bows with his eyes toward the earth
Etymology
Notes
A downturned eye (anciently a variant of ); see and for probable original context of this component; frequently changed to two vertical lines in simplified form