Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): hu1
[rare pronunciation]

English Senses For (英文): wu2
negative / not / no / none / without / destitute of / wanting / to lack / to have not / no matter what (or how) / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 65E0
GB2312-80 := CEDE


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(super cursive simplification 无無)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 7121
Big5 := B54C


(聲字部分):
無 wu2 hu1 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
亡也從亡無聲

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 无無. A dancer also pronounced wu. Borrowed for sound. Meaning nothing.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S04420 S09436

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L30893 L30894 L30895 L30896 L30897 L30898 L30899
L30900 L30901 L30902 L30903 L30904 L30905 L30906
L30907 L30908 L30909 L30910 L30911 L30912 L03679
L03680 L03681 L03682 L03648 L03649 L03650 L03651
L03652 L03653 L03654 L03655 L03656 L03657 L03658
L03659 L03660 L03661 L03662 L03663 L03664 L03665
L03666 L03667 L03668 L03669 L03670 L03671 L03672
L03673 L03674 L03675 L03676 L03677 L03678

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B08867 B08868 B08869 B08870 B08871 B08872 B08873
B08874 B08875 B08876 B08877 B08878 B08879 B08880
B08881 B08882 B08883 B08884 B08885 B08886 B08887
B08888 B08889 B08890 B08891 B08892 B08893 B08894
B08895 B08896 B08897 B08898 B08899 B08900 B08901
B08902 B08903 B08904 B08905 B08906 B08907 B08908
B08909 B08910 B08911 B08912 B08913 B08914 B08915
B08916 B08917 B08918 B08919 B08920 B08921 B08922
B08923 B08924 B08925 B08926 B08927 B08928 B08929
B08930 B08931 B08932 B08933 B08934 B08935 B08936
B08937 B08938 B08939 B08940 B08941 B08942 B08943
B08944 B08945 B08946 B08947 B08948 B08949 B08950
B08951 B08952 B09825 B09826 B09827 B09828 B09829
B09830 B17852


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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