Chinese mnemonics and annotator

Imjagpul (legacy data - reimport)

to till
They used a plow for the entire area even around the well - there was so little land that they there was not a single piece they could afford not to till. The giant is afraid the water from the well could turn the soil into gunk.


Explanation of characters by Herbert A. Giles

Kêng is composed of 耒 lei a plough-handle (itself composed of 木 mu wood and 丰 chieh rank weeds) as radical, with 井 ching a well as phonetic. It has been alleged that the latter is really a corruption of 田, in which case the whole character would be an ideogram.

Chinese-English (CC-CEDICT)

variant of 耕[geng1]

to plow/to till

Chinesisch-Deutsch (HanDeDict)

Chinois-Français (CFDICT)

Cantonese slang

Cantonese (transcription)