Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): ming2
light / bright / brilliant / clear / understandable / to clarify / to understand / obvious / evident / intelligent / clever / eyesight / the seeing faculty / day / daybreak / dawn / to state / to show / to assert / next ( day or year ) / the Ming Dynasty ( 1

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 660E
GB2312-80 := C3F7

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 660E
Big5 := A9FA

明 ming2 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From window at night (not sun) 日囱 and moon 月. Meaning bright.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S04931 S04932

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L33090 L33091 L33092 L33093 L33094 L33095 L33096
L33097 L33098 L33099 L33100 L33101 L10486 L10487
L10488 L10489 L10490 L10491 L10492 L10493 L10494
L10495 L10496 L10497 L10498 L10499 L10500 L10501
L10502 L10503 L10483 L10484 L10485

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B10475 B10476 B10477 B10478 B10479 B10480 B10481
B10482 B10483 B10484 B10485 B10486 B10487 B10488
B10489 B10490 B10491 B10492 B10493 B10494 B10495
B10496 B10497 B10498 B10499 B10500 B10501

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J16479 J16480 J16481 J16482 J16483 J16484 J16485
J16486 J16487 J16488 J16489 J16490 J16491 J16492
J16493 J16494 J16495 J16496 J16497

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