Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): ben3
the root of a plant / the root / the origin / the source / the basis / the foundation / original / a book / a copy / capital ( in business ) / our / this / the present / according to / based on / the beginning / the starting point

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 672C
GB2312-80 := B1BE


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 672C
Big5 := A5BB


(聲字部分):
本 ben3 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
木下曰本從木一在其下徐锴曰一記其處也木末朱皆同義

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Augmented pictograph 本. Augmentation 一 (root) and tree 木. Meaning root.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S04106

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L34671 L34672 L15798 L15799 L15800 L15801 L15802
L15803

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B08627


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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