Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): yan4
to salt / to envy

English Senses For (英文): yan2
common salt / salt

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 76D0
GB2312-80 := D1CE


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(unk**) left of 皿

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 9E7D
Big5 := C651


(聲字部分):
監 jian1 jian4 kan4

(有意部分):



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
鹹也從鹵監聲古者宿沙初作煮海鹽凡鹽之屬皆從鹽

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Remnant character 盐鹽. From salt (a bag of alkaline soil) 卤鹵 substituted with soil 土 and phonetic 监監 [simplified to bowl 皿血 and man looking in bowl 臥 substituted with 卜 ] . Meaning salt.



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

L12871 L12872 L12873


Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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