Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): yuan2
the source / the origin / the beginning / original / primary / a steppe / a vast plain / a field / a graveyard / to excuse / to pardon / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 539F
GB2312-80 := D4AD

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 539F
Big5 := ADEC

原厡 yuan2 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 原. From 厂(augmentation stroke. cliff) and spring 泉. Meaning source.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S08426 S08427

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L32116 L32117 L32118 L32119 L32120 L32121 L32122
L32123 L32124 L32125 L32126 L32127 L07469 L07470
L07471 L07472 L07473 L07474 L07475 L07476 L07477
L07478 L07479 L07480 L07481 L07482 L07483 L07484
L07485 L07464 L07465 L07466 L07467 L07468

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B15684 B15685 B15686 B15687

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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