Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): du1
a large town / a city / a metropolis / the capital of a nation / to make a city the national capital / beautiful / elegant / fine / a Chinese family name

English Senses For (英文): dou1
all / altogether / even / already

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 90FD
GB2312-80 := B6BC


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 90FD
Big5 := B3A3


(聲字部分):
都 du1 dou1 者 zhe3 zhu1 zhu4 (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):
有先君之舊宗廟曰都從邑者聲周禮距國五百里為都

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From city 阝邑 and phonetic 者. Meaning capital city.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S04593

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L30705 L30706 L30707 L30708 L30709 L30710 L30711
L30712 L30713 L30714 L30715 L30716 L30717 L30718
L30719 L30720 L30721 L03220 L03221 L03222 L03223
L03224 L03225 L03226 L03208 L03209 L03210 L03211
L03212 L03213 L03214 L03215 L03216 L03217 L03218
L03219

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B09809 B09811 B09812 B09813 B09814


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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