martial; military

Made up of [ zhǐ to stop; to prohibit; until; footprint radical 77, spear radical 62]
Made with 8 strokes.
Contains 'spear' and 'foot' suggesting a soldier and hence somthing military. 'Foot' may however be read as 'stop' with the concept of military interceding to 'stop' violence
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Related characters

Also uses zhǐ component: (a step) 齿 chǐ (tooth) (this) dìng (to set) zhèng (correct) zǒu (walk) (foot)
Also uses component: chéng (to succeed) dài (to respect) huò (maybe) jiān (narrow) (I (me)) (fifth (ordinal)) zài (to carry) zàng (treasury) zhàn (to fight) zhǎo (to try to find)

Sounds same

(five) (noon)

Different tone

(crow) (house) (not to have) (do not) (fifth (ordinal)) (affair) (thing)

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