Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology


Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): zhu4
apparent / obvious / famous / to write / to author / writings / a literary work / books / to set forth / to manifest / to make known / alternate 着

English Senses For (英文): zhuo2
to wear (garments, etc.) / a move (on the chessboard, in action, plans, etc.) / alternate 着

English Senses For (英文): zhao2
to hit the bull's-eye / right to the point / very worthwhile / to catch (fire, cold, etc.) / to make a move or take action / to use / alternate 着

English Senses For (英文): zhao1
to bear / to take / a plan / a method / alternate 着

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 7740
GB2312-80 := D7C5

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 8457
Big5 := B5DB

著着 zhao1 zhao2 zhu4 zhuo2 者 zhe3 zhu1 zhu4 (艹艸 cao3) (productive phonetic)


History of Chinese Writing


Spoken Chinese and Other Languages

Unicode Tests

Chinese Equivalent Websites

Chinese Encoding and Conversion

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 着著. From bamboo 艹竹 and words 曰 and remnant of bamboo scroll threaded together. Original meaning to write.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字) - This character is not listed in the Shuowen

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L20541 L20542 L20543 L20544 L20545 L20546

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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