Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): kou3
the mouth / a person / a certain article ( as a cistern, a big jar, etc. ) / the edge or blade of a knife / an opening / a gate ( especially in the Great Wall or city walls ) / a crack

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 53E3
GB2312-80 := BFDA

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 53E3
Big5 := A466

口 kou3 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 口. A mouth. Meaning in context 口 can be most any kind of object, not just a mouth

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L18400 L18401 L18402 L18403 L18404

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B01191 B01192 B01193 B01194

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J02098 J02099 J02100 J02101 J02102 J02103 J02104
J02105 J02106 J02107 J02108 J02109 J02110 J02111
J02112 J02113 J02114 J02115 J02116

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