Looking at our new character today 君, it is composed of 尹 and 口. What could be the meaning of 君 then?
君 is the person who holding the power and giving orders. For example 一国之君, which means the ruler of a kingdom.
As usual we would like to examine its ancient scripts to see if we can get better understanding of this character. (image taken from: http://vividict.com)
|Evolution history of 君|
In China, especially during the Era of Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Sovereigns_and_Five_Emperors), only people with great moral and kind heart could be elected as the ruler of a kingdom. 君 is so also extended to mean people with great heart. For example 君子.
That is all for 君, let us enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 君 inside: