Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): he2
what / how / where / why / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 4F55
GB2312-80 := BACE

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 4F55
Big5 := A6F3

何 he2 可 ke3 ke4 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 何. From person 亻人 and carying a scythe 可. Derived meaning why.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L32362 L08383 L08384 L08385 L08386 L08387 L08377
L08378 L08379 L08380 L08381 L08382

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B12289 B12290

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J18879 J18880 J18881 J18882 J18883 J18884 J18885
J18886 J18887 J18888 J18889 J18890 J18891 J18892
J18893 J18894 J18895 J18896 J18897 J18898 J18899
J18900 J18901 J18902 J18903 J18904 J18905 J18906
J18907 J18908 J18909 J18910 J18911 J18913 J18914
J18915 J18916 J18917 J18918 J18919 J18920 J18921
J18922 J18923 J18924 J18925 J18926 J18927 J18928
J18929 J18930 J18931

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