Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): lao3
old / aged / venerable / always / the youngest / very / a particle indicating ordinal numbers to designate order of birth / parents / a particle used before a man's family name to indicate familiarity and friendship / (said of meat, etc.) tough / over-cooked / to treat with the reverence to the aged / (said of color) dark

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 8001
GB2312-80 := C0CF

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 8001
Big5 := A6D1

老 lao3 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 老. An old man 匕with long hair 耂. Meaning old.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L34941 L34942 L34943 L34944 L34945 L34946 L34947
L34948 L16934 L16935 L16936 L16937 L16938 L16939
L16940 L16941 L16942 L16943 L16944 L16945 L16946

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B12813 B12814 B12815 B12816 B12817 B12818 B12819

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J19913 J19914 J19915 J19916 J19917 J19918 J19919
J19920 J19921 J19922 J19923 J19924 J19925

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