Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): zhang4
[rare pronunciation]

English Senses For (英文): zhang1
to open / to stretch / to extend / to display / a sheet ( of paper ) / a leaf ( of a book ) / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5F20
GB2312-80 := D5C5

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(弓) left of (s长長)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5F35
Big5 := B169

張 zhang1 zhang4 長 chang2 zhang3 zhang1 zhang4 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From bow 弓 and phonetic (also meaning long) 长長. Meaning streach.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L32655 L32656 L32657 L32658 L32659 L32660 L32661
L32662 L32663 L32664 L32665 L32666 L32667 L32668
L32669 L32670 L32671 L32672 L32673 L32674 L32675
L32676 L32677 L32678 L32679 L32680 L09359 L09360
L09361 L09362 L09363 L09364 L09365 L09366 L09367
L09368 L09369 L09370 L09371 L09372 L09373 L09374
L09375 L09376 L09377 L09378 L09379 L09380 L09381
L09382 L09383 L09384 L09385 L09386 L09387 L09388
L09389 L09390 L09391 L09392 L09393 L09394 L09395
L09396 L09397 L09398 L09399 L09400 L09401 L09402
L09403 L09404 L09405 L09406 L09407 L09408 L09409

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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