Uncle Hanzi (汉字叔叔）
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Character: 先English Senses For (英文): xian1
first / foremost / before / earlier / in advance / the late ... / the deceased ... / one's forebears / the abbreviation for Mister or Sir / a Chinese family name
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先 xian1 (productive phonetic)
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Primitive pictograph 先. A man 儿 going forward 之㞢𡳿. Meaning first or before.
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