Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): hua4
man facing left / man laying down / small cow / base of object / etc.

English Senses For (英文): pin4
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English Senses For (英文): bi3
a ladle / a spoon / an arrowhead / a dagger

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5315
GB2312-80 := D8B0


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5315
Big5 := A450


(聲字部分):
匕 bi3 pin4 hua4 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
相與比敘也從反人匕亦所以用比取飯一名柶凡匕之屬皆從匕

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 匕. In context, it is uaually a person sometimes a spoon.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S05933

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L13730 L13731 L23847 L23849 L23850 L23851 L23852

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B12537 B12538 B12539 B12540 B12541 B12542 B12543
B12544 B12545 B12546 B12547 B12548 B12549 B12550
B12551

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J19298 J19299 J19300 J19301 J19302 J19303 J19304
J19305 J19306 J19307 J19308 J19309 J19310 J19311
J19312 J19313 J19314 J19315 J19316 J19317 J19318
J19319 J19320 J19321 J19322 J19323 J19324 J19325
J19326 J19327 J19328 J19329 J19330 J19331 J19332
J19333 J19334 J19335 J19336 J19337 J19338 J19339

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