存 cún, exist, subsist
The ancient spelling suggests the image of a child on the right leaning on a stake:
An idea of stability emerges that we find in the sense of exist and subsist.
This connotation can be found in : 保存 bǎo cún, conserve, preserve, 存活 cún huó, survive and 存在 cún zài, exist.
24 July 2020