Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): yin3
[productive phonetic] curve / to cover / to conceal (D840 DCCA)

English Senses For (英文): yi3
[productive phonetic] / swallow

English Senses For (英文): ya3
[productive phonetic] / swallow

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := none
GB2312-80 := none

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New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 4E5A
Big5 := none


(聲字部分):
乚乙 yi3 ya3 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
玄鳥也齊魯謂之乙取其鳴自呼象形凡乙之屬皆從乙徐锴曰此與甲乙之乙相類其形舉首下曲與甲乙字少異

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 乚. In context usually indicates a kneeling person.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字) - This character is not listed in the Shuowen


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) This character is not listed in LST


Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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