noon; midday

Made up of [ shí ten; 10 radical 24, 丿 piě 'slash' radical 4]
Made with 4 strokes.
Ancient small seal form Small seal

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Also uses shí component: bàn (half) (virtue) dùn (shield) (ancient) huá (splendid) mài (sell) nán (south) (hops) shén (what) zài (to carry) zǎo (early) zhí (straight) zhī (to support)
Also uses 丿 piě component: (certainly) (younger brother) (at) jiǔ (long time) jiǔ (nine) (music) me (what) nǎi (to be) nián (year) shǎo (less) shēng (produce) shī (to lose) (do not) (fifth (ordinal)) (justice) zhī (him) (clan)

Sounds same

(five) (martial)

Different tone

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

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stroke order for 午
Stroke order for character 午, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license


shàng wǔ Morning
zhōng wǔ Lunchtime
xià wǔ Afternoon


端午节 Duānwǔjié Dragon Boat Festival