Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): xu1
to need / to require / to demand / expenses / provisions / needs / necessaries / hesitation / delay

English Senses For (英文): ru2
[rare pronunciation]

English Senses For (英文): ruan3
[rare pronunciation]

English Senses For (英文): nuo4
[rare pronunciation]

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 9700
GB2312-80 := D0E8


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 9700
Big5 := BBDD


(聲字部分):
需 xu1 nuo4 ru2 ruan3 雨 yu4 yu3 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

中國文字的歷史

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Unicode Tests

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
**也遇雨不進止**也從雨而聲易曰雲上於天需臣鉉等案李陽冰據易雲上於天云當從天然諸本及前作所書皆從而無有從天者

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Adition primitive 需濡. From rain 雨 and man 而大. Original meaning bath. Meaning need.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S08521

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L30575 L02883 L02884

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B15918 B15919


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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