Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): gong1
unselfish / unbiased / fair / to make public / open to all / public / the first of old China's five-grades of the nobility / an old Chinese official rank / the father of one's husband ( one's husband's father ) / one's father-in-law / one's grandfather / a respectful salutation / the male ( of animals ) / office / official duties / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 516C
GB2312-80 := B9AB

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 516C
Big5 := A4BD

公 gong1 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From primitive for dispurse 八 and primitive for mouth 厶. Meaning public.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L00339 L00340 L00341 L00342 L00343 L00344 L00345
L00346 L00347 L00348 L00349 L00350 L00351 L00352
L00353 L00354 L00355 L00356 L00357 L00358 L00359
L00360 L00361 L00362 L00363 L00364 L00365 L00366
L00367 L00368 L00369 L00370 L00371 L00372 L00373
L29774 L29775 L29776 L29777 L29778 L29779 L29780
L29781 L29782 L29783 L29784 L29785 L29786 L29787

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B01003 B01004 B01005 B01006 B01007 B01008 B01009
B01010 B01011 B01012 B01013 B01014 B01015 B01016
B01017 B01018 B01019 B01020 B01021 B01022 B01023
B01024 B01025 B01026 B01027 B01028 B01029 B01030
B01031 B01032 B01033 B01034 B01035 B01036 B01037
B01038 B01039 B01040 B01041 B01042 B01043 B01044
B01045 B01046 B01047 B01048 B01049 B01050 B01051
B01052 B01053 B01054 B01055 B01056 B01057 B01058
B01059 B01060 B01061 B01062 B01063 B01064 B01065
B01066 B01067 B01068 B01069

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J01453 J01454 J01455 J01456 J01457 J01458 J01459
J01460 J01461

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