Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): zu2
the foot / the leg / the base ( of an object ) / sufficient / enough / adequate / full

English Senses For (英文): ju4
overly modest or humble

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 8DB3
GB2312-80 := D7E3


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 8DB3
Big5 := A8AC


(聲字部分):
足 zu2 ju4 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
人之足也在下從止口凡足之屬皆從足徐锴曰口象股脛之形

之止夊久步夂廴癶舛足走辵辶韋韦 all have feet in them. One or Two, pointing up, down, right or left. (They all have to do with motion, see 步)

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 足. From remanat 口 (top of leg) and foot 止. Meaning foot.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S01486

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L37596 L25627 L25628 L25629

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B02622 B02623 B02624 B02625 B02626 B02627 B02628

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J04471 J04472 J04473 J04474 J04475 J04476 J04477
J04478 J04479 J04480 J04481 J04482 J04483 J04484
J04485 J04486 J04487 J04488

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