Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology


Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): shi2
real / true / actual / practically / honest / faithful / sincere / concrete / substantial / solid / tangible / fact / reality / truth / actuality / fruit / seed

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5B9E
GB2312-80 := CAB5

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

super cursive simplification (头貫)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5BE6
Big5 := B9EA



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From building 宀 and remnant string of coins 头貫 [From rom remnat string of coins 毌 and coweries 贝貝. Meaning string of coins.]. Original meaning prosperous. Meaning real.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L25711 L25712 L25713 L25714 L25715 L25716 L25717

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B11354 B11355 B11356

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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