Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

Uncle Hanzi (汉字叔叔)

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): shi4
to ornament / to decorate / to polish (writing) / to adorn / ornamentation / decorations / to excuse oneself on a pretext, etc. / to fake / clothing / dresses / to whitewash / to deceive / to cover up / to play the role of / to act the part of

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 9970
GB2312-80 := CACE

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(C01饣飠) left of (亻) above (巾)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 98FE
Big5 := B9A2

飤 si4 食 shi2


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From food 饣食 and phonetic 布. Meaning decorate.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L28265 L28266

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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