Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology


Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): zhi3
to stop / to desist / to still / to rest in / to stay / deportment / to detain / to prohibit / to come to / to arrive at / still / calm / stagnant / only

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 6B62
GB2312-80 := D6B9

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 6B62
Big5 := A4EE

止 zhi3 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

之止夊久步夂廴癶舛足走辵辶韋韦 all have feet in them. One or Two, pointing up, down, right or left. (They all have to do with motion, see 步)

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 止. A foot. Meaning to stop.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L13314 L13315 L13316 L13317 L13318

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters


Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J02855 J02856 J02857 J02858 J02859 J02860 J02861
J02862 J02863 J02864 J02865 J02866 J02867

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