Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): wu1
a wizard or witch / witchcraft / sorcery / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5DEB
GB2312-80 := CED7


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5DEB
Big5 := A7C5


(聲字部分):
巫 wu1 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
祝也女能事無形以舞降神者也象人兩褎舞形與工同意古者巫咸初作巫凡巫之屬皆從巫

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 巫(工人). Original symbol unclear. Meaning shamans.*



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S03475 S03476

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L30924 L03709 L03710 L03711 L03712 L03713 L03714
L03715 L03716 L03717

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B06891


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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