Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): wei2
simplified form of- to be / to do / to make

English Senses For (英文): wei4
simplified form of- for

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 4E3A
GB2312-80 := CEAA

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(super cursive simplification 為为)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 70BA
Big5 := ACB0

為 wei4 wei2 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.


Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字) - This character is not listed in the Shuowen

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L31125 L31126 L31127 L31128 L31129 L31130 L31131
L31132 L31133 L31134 L31135 L31136 L31137 L31138
L31139 L31140 L31141 L04392 L04393 L04394 L04395
L04396 L04397 L04398 L04399 L04386 L04387 L04388
L04389 L04390 L04391

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B03653 B03654 B03655 B03656 B03657 B03658 B03659
B03660 B03661 B03662 B03663 B03664 B03665 B03666
B03667 B03668 B03669 B03670 B03671 B03672 B03673
B03674 B03675 B03676 B03677 B03678 B03679 B03680
B03681 B03682 B03683 B03684 B03685 B03686 B03687
B03688 B03689 B03690 B03691 B03692 B03693 B03694
B03695 B03696 B03697 B03698 B03699 B03700 B03701
B03702 B03703 B03704 B03705 B03706 B03707 B03708
B03709 B03710 B03711 B03712 B03713 B03714 B03715
B03716 B03717

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J05328 J05329 J05330 J05331 J05332 J05333 J05334
J05335 J05336

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