Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): ka3
a card, as a visiting card / cardboard / an abbreviated form for " calorie " / a guardhouse / a customs barrier / a roadblock / a checkpoint / to block / to check

English Senses For (英文): qia2
to be squeezed in between / to be sandwiched

English Senses For (英文): qia3
to choke / to be choked

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5361
GB2312-80 := BFA8

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5361
Big5 := A564



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 卡. Original of 卡规 (caliper), probably from 于 caliper (upside down) and 方 square. Meaning a phonetic used for foreign words.

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) This character is not listed in LST

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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