Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): zuo3
the left side / the east side / improper / supporting ( documents, evidence, etc. ) / to assist / to be demoted / to descend / inconvenience / inconvenient / erroneous / mistaken / unduly stubborn / a Chinese family name / to disobey / to disregard

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5DE6
GB2312-80 := D7F3


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5DE6
Big5 := A5AA


(聲字部分):
左 zuo3 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
手相左助也從工凡左之屬皆從左則箇切臣鉉等曰今俗別作佐

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Cursive remnant 左. From hand 𠂇又 and work 工. Meaning left.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S03463

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L34965 L34966 L34967 L34968 L34969 L17008 L17009
L17010 L17011 L17012 L17013 L17014 L17015 L17016
L17017 L17018 L17005 L17006 L17007

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B06824 B06825 B06826 B06827 B06828 B06829 B06830
B06831 B06832 B06833 B06834 B06835 B06836 B06837
B06838 B06839


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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