Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology


Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): jin1
old / metal / money / wealth / weapons / arms / precious / excellent / fine / golden / durable / name of the Tungusic Dynasty ( 1 11 5 - 1 23 4 ) , which dominated Manchuria and North China / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 91D1
GB2312-80 := BDF0

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 91D1
Big5 := AAF7

金 jin1 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

The musical bell represents all things made of metal (金属)。Now it represents gold. They were used like a xylophone and would have been immediately recognized by any ancient Chinese

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 金. A bell indicating metal. Now meaning gold.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S10415 S10416

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L33801 L33802 L33803 L33804 L33805 L33806 L33807
L33808 L33809 L33810 L33811 L33812 L12517 L12518
L12519 L12520 L12521 L12522 L12523 L12524 L12525
L12526 L12527 L12528 L12529 L12530 L12538 L12539
L12540 L12541 L12542 L12543 L12544 L12531 L12532
L12533 L12534 L12535 L12536 L12537

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B19065 B19066 B19067 B19068 B19069 B19070 B19071
B19072 B19073 B19074 B19075 B19076 B19077 B19078
B19079 B19080 B19081 B19082 B19083 B19084 B19085
B19086 B19087 B19088 B19089 B19090 B19091 B19092
B19093 B19094 B19095 B19096 B19097 B19098 B19099
B19100 B19101 B19102 B19103 B19104 B19105 B19106
B19107 B19108 B19109 B19110 B19111 B19112 B19113
B19114 B19115 B19116 B19117 B19118 B19119 B19120
B19121 B19122 B19123 B19124 B19125 B19126 B19127
B19128 B19129 B19130 B19131 B19132 B19133 B19134
B19135 B19136 B19137 B19138 B19139 B19140 B19141
B19142 B19143 B19144 B19145 B19146

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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