Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): di4
a younger brother / a junior

English Senses For (英文): ti4
to show brotherly love

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5F1F
GB2312-80 := B5DC


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5F1F
Big5 := A7CC


(聲字部分):
弟 di4 ti4 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
韋束之次弟也從古字之象凡弟之屬皆從弟

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 弟. A string wrapped around a bobin. See 次第. Meaning sequence, or second. Later meaning younger brother.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S03932

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L35816 L35817 L35818 L35819 L19990 L19991 L19992
L19993 L19994 L19995 L19996 L19997 L19998 L19999
L20000 L20001 L20002 L20003

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B08527 B08528 B08529 B08530 B08531 B08532 B08533
B08534 B08535 B08536 B08537 B08538 B08539


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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