Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

Character: 便

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): bian4
expedient / convenient / handy / fitting / appropriate / in that case / even if / then / advantageous / excrement and urine / to relieve oneself / informal / at ease / plain / ordinary

English Senses For (英文): pian2
cheap / inexpensive / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 4FBF
GB2312-80 := B1E3


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 4FBF
Big5 := AB4B

便 pian2 bian4 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From person 亻人 (who helps you) and phonetic 更. Meaning convenience.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L32033 L32034 L32035 L32036 L32037 L32038 L32039
L32040 L32041 L07218 L07219

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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