The kanji Ìò (¤ä¤¯¡Ëmeans service, public service, duty, official post, or office. It can also mean executive, officer, public servant, official, director, or person in charge. You can remember it by imagining the radical on the left as a podium and the radical group on the right as a person wearing an important-looking tophat. Thus, we have an official at a podium giving a speech about public duty.
(Contributed by: Stephanie Yarger of Wesleyan University '08 on 2/25/07)