Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): zhang1
a piece of writing / a chapter / a main division of a book / a system / a statute / an organized body / an emblem / a seal / a stamp / to make clear / to make known / a pattern / an example / a Chinese family name

English Senses For (英文): zhang4
[rare pronunciation]

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 7AE0
GB2312-80 := D5C2

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 7AE0
Big5 := B3B9

章 zhang1 zhang4 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From word 音 and ten 十. Meaning comosition or chapter.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L32637 L32638 L32639 L32640 L32641 L32642 L32643
L32644 L32645 L32646 L32647 L32648 L32649 L09328
L09329 L09330 L09331 L09332 L09333 L09334 L09335
L09336 L09337 L09338 L09339 L09340 L09341 L09342
L09343 L09344 L09345 L09346 L09347 L09348 L09349

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B03197 B03198 B03199 B03200 B03201 B03202 B03203
B03204 B03205 B03206 B03207 B03208 B03209 B03210
B03211 B03212 B03213

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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