Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): wei2
to tie / to hold fast / to secure / to maintain / to safeguard / to unite / to hold together / long and slender - as fibers / an initial particle - but, only, etc. / a pattern or rule

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 7EF4
GB2312-80 := CEAC


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(C05纟糸) left of (隹)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 7DAD
Big5 := BAFB


(聲字部分):
隹 zhui1 cui1 wei2

(有意部分):



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
車蓋維也從糸佳聲

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From thread 纟糸 and phonetic 隹. Meaning saveguard. (perhaps a bird on a string.)



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S09759

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L30357 L02086 L02087

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B18281 B18282 B18283 B18284


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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