Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): mi3
hulled or husked rice / uncooked rice / a shelled or a husked seed / meter ( the fundamental unit of length in the metric system ) / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 7C73
GB2312-80 := C3D7


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 7C73
Big5 := A6CC


(聲字部分):
米 mi3 (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):
粟實也象禾實之形凡米之屬皆從米

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 米. Was a spike of rice, the dots being the kernals.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S05112

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L34271 L14141 L14143 L14144 L14145 L14146 L14147
L14148 L14149 L14150 L14151 L14152 L14153 L14154
L14155


Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known


Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J17350 J17351 J17352 J17353 J17354 J17355 J17356
J17357 J17358 J17359 J17360

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