凵 a pit in the ground

凵 a pit in the ground

凵, cognate of 坎, is a pictographic character. 凵 serves as a semantic component to form characters which express meanings related to “hollow, sunken, depressed, sunk, etc” such as bowl, trap, groove, ridge, pit, etc. 

Characters formed by the semantic component 凵

出凹函凸凶凿极击 chū āo hán tū xiōng záo jí jī

笔划 汉字 拼音 笔划 汉字 拼音
2 kǎn 4 xiōng
5 āo 5 chū
5 5 kuài
5 6 dàng
8 hán 9 hán
12 záo

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