Component 夏 a human figure representing a great man

Component 夏

夏, a compound ideographic character of originally a human figure representing a “great” man, serves as phonetic component to form characters. 


In modern Chinese 夏 means “summer”, which is a borrowed meaning.

Characters formed by the phonetic component 夏

厦 榎 嗄 xià/shà jiǎ shà/á

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