Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): chen2
a subject / a vassal / to subjugate / to conquer / a term for "I" used by officials when addressing the king or emperor / (in ancient China) a polite term for "I" / a minister / an official / a statesman

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 81E3
GB2312-80 := B3BC


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 81E3
Big5 := A6DA


(聲字部分):
臣 chen2 (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):
牽也事君也象屈服之形凡臣之屬皆從臣

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 臣. An eye 目 (modified form) that watches over you. Meaning minister.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S02233

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L31274 L31275 L31276 L04854 L04855 L04856 L04857
L04858 L04859 L04860 L04861 L04862 L04863 L04864

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B04413 B04414 B04415 B04416 B04417 B04418 B04419
B04420 B04421 B04422 B04423 B04424 B04425 B04426
B04427 B04428 B04429 B04430 B04431 B04432 B04433
B04434 B04435 B04436 B04437 B04438 B04439 B04440
B04441 B04442 B04443 B04444 B04445 B04446 B04447
B04448 B04449 B04450 B04451 B04452 B04453 B04454
B04455 B04456 B04457 B04458 B04459 B04460 B04461
B04462 B04463 B04464

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J06533 J06534 J06535 J06536 J06537 J06538 J06539
J06540 J06541 J06542 J06543 J06544 J06545 J06546
J06547 J06548 J06549 J06550 J06551 J06552 J06553
J06554 J06555 J06556 J06557 J06558 J06559 J06560
J06561 J06562 J06563 J06564 J06565 J06566 J06567
J06568 J06569 J06570 J06571 J06572 J06573 J06574
J06575 J06576 J06577 J06578 J06579 J06580

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