Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): hui2
[productive phonetic] soft leather / pliant / flexible

English Senses For (英文): wei2
tanned leather / leather / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 97E6
GB2312-80 := CEA4

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(super cursive simplification 韦韋)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 97CB
Big5 := ADB3

韋 wei2 hui2 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

糸 on the left for string. The warp 經巠 is the up and down strings in a loom and the woof 緯韋 is the right and left. for the woof, you can see the back and forth (left and right) feet.

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Cursive remnant 韦韋. From feet 舛 going back and forth around 口 imitating the shuttle. Meaning the woof of a loom.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S03910 S03911

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L31143 L31144 L31145 L04410 L04411 L04412 L04413
L04414 L04415 L04416

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B08513 B08514

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J14055 J14056 J14057 J14058 J14059 J14060 J14061
J14062 J14063 J14064 J14065 J14066 J14067 J14068
J14069 J14070 J14071 J14072 J14073 J14074 J14075
J14076 J14077 J14078 J14079 J14080 J14081 J14082
J14083 J14084 J14085 J14086 J14087 J14088 J14089
J14090 J14091 J14092 J14093 J14094 J14095 J14096
J14097 J14098 J14099 J14100

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