孑 Jié 孑 | Alone

The character “孑” is very similar to the character for "Child": . In certain cases, these characters can be used interchangeably like in the character: 孙 "Grandson". This character's oracle and seal forms depict a figure without a visible right arm. The single left arm without its opposite is a poignant symbol for the concept of “Alone.”

When used as a radical, 孑 is used in such words as: 孔(hole), 孙(grandson), 字(word).

  • Category:Radical, Word
  • Formation Method:Pictograph

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