Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): xiang4
to incline toward / to direct to / to guide / to approach / ( now rarely ) to advise

English Senses For (英文): xiang1
country contrasted with a city or town / rural / a small administrative unit comprising several villages / one's native place or birth-place / one's villages / one's country / alternate 鄕

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 4E61
GB2312-80 := CFE7

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(deletion 乡(鄉-皀-阝))

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 9109
Big5 := B66D

鄉 xiang1 xiang4 皀 xiang1 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
國離邑民所封鄉也嗇夫別治封圻之內六鄉六鄉治之從D861 DEDC皀聲

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Deletion remnant 乡(t鄉). From city 乡邑 and food 皀 and city 阝邑. Meaning rural.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L32781 L32782 L32783 L32784 L32785 L32786 L32787
L32788 L32789 L32790 L32791 L09668 L09669 L09670
L09671 L09672 L09673 L09674 L09675

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

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