Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): yi3
to cease / to stop / to come to an end / to finish / to complete / already / used to indicate the past / excessive / very / much / a final particle to add emphasis

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5DF2
GB2312-80 := D2D1


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5DF2
Big5 := A477


(聲字部分):
已 yi3 (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):
中宮也象萬物辟藏詘形也己承戊象人腹凡己之屬皆從己

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 已. (thought to be a foetis). Borrowed for sound. Meaning already. See 巳 and 己



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字) - This character is not listed in the Shuowen


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) This character is not listed in LST


Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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