Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): shi2
to eat / food / meal / livelihood / living / (an old usage) salary / pay / same as蝕-eclipse

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 98DF
GB2312-80 := CAB3


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(super cursive simplification 饣食)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 98DF
Big5 := ADB9


(聲字部分):
食 shi2 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
一米也從皀亼聲或說亼皀也凡食之屬皆從食

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From inverted mouth 亼 and bowl of food primitive 皀. Meaning to eat.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S03681

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L38336 L28364 L28365 L28366 L28367 L28368

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B07905

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J12798 J12799 J12800 J12801 J12802 J12803 J12804
J12805 J12806 J12807 J12808 J12809 J12810 J12811
J12812 J12813 J12814 J12815 J12816 J12817 J12818
J12819 J12820 J12821 J12822 J12823 J12824 J12825

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