Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): zhi4
[rare pronunciation]

English Senses For (英文): qi2
[rare pronunciation]

English Senses For (英文): zhi1
to pay / to disburse / to defray / to support / to sustain / to bear / to prop up / to put up / to prick up / to raise / to send away / to put somebody off / a branch / a subdivision / an offshoot / a term for indicating amount or number / ( textile ) count / as in 地 支, the Terrestrial Branches used in calculation with the Celestial Stems ( 天 干 )

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 652F
GB2312-80 := D6A7

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 652F
Big5 := A4E4

支 zhi1 zhi4 qi2 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 支. A hand 又 holding a branch. Original meaning branch.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S02206 S02207

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L30041 L00953 L00954 L00955 L00956 L00957 L00958

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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