Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): fa3
an institution / law / regulations / rules / the statutes / legal / methods / ways of doing things / to pattern or model after / to emulate / (Buddhism) the "way" -doctrines, etc. / tricks / magic arts / expert or standard (calligraphy, painting, etc.) / penalty / punishment / a Chinese family name

English Senses For (英文): fa2
weights of a scale - 法碼, alternate 砝碼

English Senses For (英文): fa1
a way, especially used in

English Senses For (英文): fa4
the Frank / France / French

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 6CD5
GB2312-80 := B7A8

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 6CD5
Big5 := AA6B

法 fa2 fa1 fa4 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Unclear origin 法. From water 氵水 (which is level) (originally also with mythical animal 廌 that can tell the difference between right and wrong) and to go 去*. Now meaning law.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S07089 S07090 S07091

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) This character is not listed in LST

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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