Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): bi3
to compare with / to be comparable to / to liken / to compare to / to compete / than / to

English Senses For (英文): bi4
lose / near / neighboring / to stand side by side

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 6BD4
GB2312-80 := B1C8


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 6BD4
Big5 := A4F1


(聲字部分):
比 bi3 bi4 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
密也二人為從反从為比凡比之屬皆從比

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 比. Two men which can be compared. Meaning compare.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S05946

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L35725 L19624 L19625 L19626 L19627 L19628 L19629
L19630 L19631 L19632 L19633

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B12603 B12604 B12605 B12606 B12607 B12608

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J19527 J19528 J19529 J19530 J19531 J19532 J19533
J19534 J19535 J19536 J19537

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