Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): cun4
a measure of length ( equal to about 1 / 1 0 foot ) / as small as an inch / small / tiny / little

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5BF8
GB2312-80 := B4E7


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5BF8
Big5 := A46F


(聲字部分):
寸 cun4 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

中國文字的歷史

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
十分也人手卻一寸動衇謂之寸口從又從一凡寸之屬皆從寸

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 寸. A hand with fingers appart. Meaning an inch.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S02266

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L22301 L22302 L22303


Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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