Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology


Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): yao2
single and divided lines in eight groups of three lines each as specified in the Book of Changes: 陽爻 yang-yao the long line (─) ; 陰 爻yin yao-two broken short lines (--)

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 723B
GB2312-80 := D8B3

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 723B
Big5 := A4F8

爻 yao2 (productive phonetic)


History of Chinese Writing


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.


Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L07933 L07934

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B04962 B04963 B04964 B04965 B04966 B04967 B04968
B04969 B04970

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J07817 J07818 J07819 J07820 J07821 J07822 J07823

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