Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): yi3
the second of the Ten Celestial Stems / one / someone / an ancient Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 4E59
GB2312-80 := D2D2


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 4E59
Big5 := A441


(聲字部分):
none

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

中國文字的歷史

Spoken Chinese and Other Languages

Unicode Tests

Chinese Equivalent Websites

Chinese Encoding and Conversion

Enable XP for maximum Chinese

ShuoWen: (說文解字):
象春艸木冤曲而出陰气尚彊其出乙乙也與|同意乙承甲象人頸凡乙之屬皆從乙

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 乙. Unclear origin, in context it is often a kneeling person. Some say it represents a sprout. Meaning "two".



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S08666 S10940

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L26039 L26040 L26041 L26042 L26043 L26044 L26045
L26046 L26047 L26048 L26049

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B20226 B20227 B20228 B20229 B20230 B20231 B20232
B20233 B20234 B20235 B20236 B20237 B20238 B20239
B20240 B20241 B20242 B20243 B20244 B20245 B20246
B20247 B20248 B20249 B20250 B20251 B20252 B20253
B20254 B20255 B20256 B20257 B20258 B20259 B20260
B20261 B20262 B20263

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J29982 J29983 J29984 J29985 J29986 J29987 J29988
J29989 J29990 J29991 J29992 J29993 J29994 J29995
J29996 J29997 J29998 J29999 J30000 J30001 J30002
J30003 J30004 J30005 J30006 J30007 J30008 J30009
J30010 J30011 J30012 J30013 J30014 J30015 J30016
J30017 J30018 J30019 J30020 J30021 J30022 J30023
J30024 J30025 J30026 J30027 J30028 J30029 J30030
J30031 J30032 J30033 J30034 J30035 J30036 J30037
J30038 J30039 J30040 J30041 J30042 J30043 J30044
J30045 J30046 J30047 J30048 J30049 J30050 J30051
J30052 J30053 J30054 J30055 J30056 J30057 J30058
J30059 J30060 J30061 J30062 J30063 J30064 J30065
J30066 J30067 J30068 J30069 J30070 J30071 J30072

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