Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): jiang1
used with a verb expressing future action - going to / about to / used with a noun functioning as a direct object / to nourish

English Senses For (英文): jiang4
a general / an admiral / a military leader of high rank / to lead ( soldiers )

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5C06
GB2312-80 := BDAB

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(super cursive simplification 将將)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5C07
Big5 := B14E

將 jiang1 jiang4 爿 qiang2 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
帥也從寸D851 DD95省聲

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From table 片 and meat 爪肉 and hand 寸. Original meaning to eat meat.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L36977 L36978 L36979 L36980 L36981 L36982 L36983
L36984 L36985 L36986 L36987 L36988 L36989 L36990
L36991 L36992 L36993 L36994 L36995 L36996 L32609
L32610 L09219 L24036 L24037 L24038 L24039 L24040
L24041 L24042 L24043 L24044 L24045 L24046 L24047
L24048 L24049 L24050 L24051 L24052 L24053 L24054

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B04505 B04506

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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