Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): si4
the sixth of the twelve Terrestrial Branches ( 地支 ) / 9 to 11 a.m. / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5DF3
GB2312-80 := CBC8

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5DF3
Big5 := A478

巳 si4 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 巳. Some people think it is a foetus. Meaning the 6th terrestrial branch.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L34167 L34168 L34169 L34170 L13772 L13773 L13774
L13775 L13776 L13777 L13778 L13779 L13780 L13781
L13782 L13783 L13784 L13785 L13786 L13787 L13788

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B21160 B21161 B21162 B21163 B21164 B21165 B21166

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J30987 J30988 J30989 J30990 J30991 J30992 J30993
J30994 J30995 J30996 J30997 J30998 J30999 J31000
J31001 J31002 J31003 J31004 J31005 J31006 J31007
J31008 J31009 J31010 J31011 J31012 J31013 J31014
J31015 J31016 J31017 J31018 J31019 J31020 J31021
J31022 J31023 J31024 J31025 J31026 J31027 J31028
J31029 J31030 J31031 J31032 J31033 J31034 J31035
J31036 J31037 J31038

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