Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

Character: 使

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): shi3
to use / to employ / to apply / to make / to act / to indulge in / to send as diplomatic personnel / diplomatic envoys / if

English Senses For (英文): shi4
to be appointed as a diplomatic envoy / to be an ambassador to / an envoy / an emissary / a minister

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 4F7F
GB2312-80 := CAB9


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 4F7F
Big5 := A8CF

吏 li4 shi4 史 shi3


History of Chinese Writing


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From person 亻人 and phonetic 吏. Borrowed for sound. Meaning to use.  

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L13528 L13529 L13530 L13531 L13532 L13533 L13534

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B12363 B12364

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters


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