Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): na1
na2 mo2 - -Sanskrit - Namo, to be converted tothe Buddha, the dharma or the sangha )

English Senses For (英文): nan2
south / southward / a type of ancient music played in the south of China / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5357
GB2312-80 := C4CF

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5357
Big5 := AB6E

南 nan2 na1 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
艸木至南方有枝任也從**D848 DD89聲

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 南. Probably a hanging bell. Borrowed for sound. Meaning south.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S04449 S04450

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L33841 L33842 L33843 L33844 L33845 L33846 L33847
L33848 L33849 L12648 L12649 L12650 L12651 L12652
L12653 L12654 L12655 L12656 L12657 L12658 L12659
L12660 L12661 L12662 L12663 L12664

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B09257 B09258 B09259 B09260 B09261 B09262 B09263
B09264 B09265 B09266 B09267 B09268 B09269 B09270
B09271 B09272 B09273 B09274 B09275 B09276 B09277
B09278 B09279 B09280 B09281 B09282 B09283 B09284
B09285 B09286 B09287 B09288 B09289 B09290

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J15215 J15216 J15217 J15218 J15219 J15220 J15221
J15222 J15223 J15224 J15225 J15226 J15227 J15228
J15229 J15230 J15231 J15232 J15233 J15234 J15235
J15236 J15237 J15238 J15239 J15240 J15241 J15242
J15243 J15244 J15245 J15246 J15247 J15248 J15249
J15250 J15251 J15252 J15253 J15254 J15255 J15256
J15257 J15258 J15259 J15260 J15261 J15262 J15263
J15264 J15265 J15266 J15267 J15268 J15269 J15270
J15271 J15272 J15273 J15274 J15275 J15276 J15277
J15278 J15279 J15280 J15281 J15282 J15283 J15284
J15285 J15286 J15287 J15288 J15289 J15290 J15291
J15292 J15293 J15294 J15295 J15296 J15297 J15298
J15299 J15300 J15301 J15302 J15303 J15304 J15305
J15306 J15307 J15308 J15309 J15310 J15311 J15312
J15313 J15314 J15315 J15316 J15317 J15318 J15319
J15320 J15321 J15322

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