Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology


Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): gan1
clean / dry / dried / exhausted

English Senses For (英文): qian2
the first of the Eight Diagrams ( 八 卦 ) / heaven / male / a father / a sovereign

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 4E7E
GB2312-80 := C7AC

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

( character substitution 21干乾)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 4E7E
Big5 := B0AE

倝 gan4


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From second celestial stem (possibly indicating a sprout) 乙 and phonetic 倝. Meaning penetrating, fertalizing, warm, dry.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S10941 S10942

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L32029 L32030 L32031 L32032 L07189 L07190 L07191
L07192 L07193 L07194 L07195 L07196 L07197

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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