Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): xing2
to walk / to go on foot / to move / to go / to travel / to act / to do / to work / to publish / to be current / to prevail / able / capable / all right / O.K. / enough / baggage for travel / a road / a path / ready to ... / immediately / soon

English Senses For (英文): xing4
one's conduct or behavior

English Senses For (英文): hang2
a row / a line / a series / a business firm / a company / a trade / a line / a profession / order of brothers ( and sisters ) according to seniority / a generation

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 884C
GB2312-80 := D0D0

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 884C
Big5 := A6E6

行 xing2 xing4 hang2 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

Originally 行 was a crossroad, somtimes indicated by the left half 彳or the right half 亍. It indicates motion, or something seen on the street or in public.

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 行. Is the intersection of two roads. Meaning to walk.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L33012 L33013 L33014 L33015 L33016 L33017 L33018
L33019 L33020 L10282 L10283 L10284 L10285 L10286
L10278 L10279 L10280 L10281

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B02546 B02547 B02548 B02549 B02550 B02551 B02552
B02553 B02554 B02555 B02556 B02557 B02558 B02559
B02560 B02561 B02562 B02563 B02564 B02565 B02566
B02567 B02568 B02569 B02570 B02571 B02572

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J04226 J04227 J04228 J04229 J04230 J04231 J04232
J04233 J04234 J04235 J04236 J04237 J04238 J04239
J04240 J04241 J04242 J04243 J04244 J04245 J04246
J04247 J04248 J04249 J04250 J04251 J04252 J04253
J04254 J04255 J04256 J04257 J04258 J04259 J04260
J04261 J04262 J04263 J04264 J04265 J04266 J04267
J04268 J04269 J04270 J04271 J04272 J04273 J04274
J04275 J04276 J04277 J04278 J04279 J04280 J04281
J04282 J04283 J04284 J04285 J04286 J04287 J04288
J04289 J04290 J04291 J04292 J04293 J04294 J04295
J04296 J04297 J04298 J04299 J04300 J04301 J04302
J04303 J04304 J04305 J04306 J04307 J04308 J04309
J04310 J04311 J04312 J04313 J04314 J04315 J04316
J04317 J04318 J04319 J04320 J04321 J04322 J04323
J04324 J04325 J04326 J04327 J04328 J04329 J04330
J04331 J04332 J04333 J04334 J04335 J04336 J04337
J04338 J04339 J04340 J04341 J04342 J04343 J04344
J04345 J04346 J04347 J04348 J04349 J04350 J04351
J04352 J04353 J04354 J04355 J04356 J04357 J04358
J04359 J04360 J04361 J04362 J04363 J04364 J04365
J04366 J04367 J04368 J04369 J04370 J04371

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