Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): wang3
[rare pronunciation]

English Senses For (英文): wang2
a king / a ruler / a prince, the highest rank of nobility / great / of a tremendous size / the strongest or most powerful / a salutation of respect / an audience with the ruler or emperor / a Chinese family name

English Senses For (英文): wang4
to rule / to govern

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 738B
GB2312-80 := CDF5


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 738B
Big5 := A4FD


(聲字部分):
王 wang2 wang4 wang3 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

中國文字的歷史

Spoken Chinese and Other Languages

Unicode Tests

Chinese Equivalent Websites

Chinese Encoding and Conversion

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
天下所歸往也董仲舒曰古之造文者三畫而連其中謂之王三者天地人也而參通之者王也孔子曰一貫三為王凡王之屬皆從王

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 王. Believed to be an ax head indicating source of power. Meaning king.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S00099 S00100

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L32854 L32855 L32856 L32857 L32853 L09781 L09782
L09783 L09784 L09785 L09786 L09787 L09788 L09789
L09790 L09791 L09792 L09793 L09794 L09795

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B00376 B00377 B00378 B00379 B00380 B00381 B00382
B00383 B00384 B00385 B00386 B00387 B00388 B00389
B00390 B00391 B00392 B00393 B00394 B00395 B00396
B00397 B00398 B00399 B00400 B00401 B00402 B00403
B00404 B00405 B00406 B00407 B00408 B00409 B00410
B00411 B00412 B00413 B00414 B00415 B00416 B00417
B00418 B00419 B00420 B00421 B00422 B00423 B00424
B00425 B00426 B00427 B00428 B00429 B00430 B00431
B00432 B00433 B00434 B00435 B00436 B00437 B00438
B00439 B00440 B00441 B00442 B00443 B00444 B00445
B00446 B00447 B00448 B00449 B00450 B00451 B00452
B00453 B00454 B00455

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J00555 J00556 J00557 J00558 J00559 J00560 J00561
J00562 J00563 J00564 J00565 J00566 J00567 J00568
J00569 J00570 J00571 J00572 J00573 J00574 J00575
J00576 J00577 J00578 J00579 J00580 J00581 J00582
J00583 J00584 J00585 J00586 J00587 J00588 J00589
J00590 J00591 J00592 J00593 J00594 J00595 J00596
J00597 J00598 J00599 J00600 J00601 J00602 J00603
J00604 J00605 J00606 J00607 J00608 J00609 J00610
J00611 J00612 J00613 J00614 J00615 J00616 J00617
J00618 J00619 J00620 J00621 J00622 J00623 J00624
J00625 J00626 J00627 J00628 J00629 J00630 J00631
J00632 J00633 J00634 J00635 J00636 J00637 J00638
J00639 J00640 J00641 J00642 J00643 J00644 J00645
J00646 J00647 J00648 J00649 J00650 J00651 J00652
J00653 J00654 J00655 J00656 J00657 J00658 J00659
J00660 J00661 J00662 J00663 J00664 J00665 J00666
J00667 J00668 J00669 J00670 J00671 J00672 J00673
J00674 J00675 J00676 J00677 J00678 J00679 J00680
J00681 J00682 J00683 J00684 J00685 J00686 J00687
J00688 J00689 J00690 J00691 J00692 J00693 J00694
J00695 J00696 J00697 J00698 J00699 J00700 J00701
J00702 J00703 J00704 J00705 J00706 J00707 J00708
J00709 J00710 J00711 J00712 J00713 J00714 J00715
J00716 J00717 J00718 J00719 J00720 J00721 J00722
J00723 J00724 J00725 J00726 J00727 J00728 J00729
J00730 J00731 J00732 J00733 J00734 J00735 J00736
J00737 J00738 J00739 J00740 J00741 J00742 J00743
J00744 J00745 J00746 J00747 J00748 J00749 J00750
J00751 J00752 J00753 J00754 J00755 J00756 J00757
J00758 J00759 J00760 J00761 J00762 J00763 J00764
J00765 J00766 J00767 J00768 J00769 J00770 J00771
J00772 J00773 J00774 J00775 J00776 J00777 J00778
J00779 J00780 J00781 J00782 J00783 J00784 J00785
J00786 J00787 J00788 J00789 J00790 J00791 J00792
J00793 J00794 J00795 J00796 J00797 J00798 J00799
J00800 J00801 J00802 J00803 J00804 J00805 J00806
J00807 J00808 J00809 J00810 J00811 J00812 J00813
J00814 J00815 J00816 J00817 J00818 J00819 J00820
J00821 J00822 J00823 J00824

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