Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): chang2
common / ordinary / normal / long / lasting / permanent ( jobs, etc. ) / eternal / often / frequent / frequently / regular / regularly / ordinarily / usually / on ordinary occasions / a rule / a principle / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5E38
GB2312-80 := B3A3


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5E38
Big5 := B160


(聲字部分):
常 chang2 尚 shang4 chang2 dang4 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
下帬也從巾尚聲

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From cloth 巾 (making cloth was the most common activity of the ancient world) and phonetic 尚. Meaning common.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S05561

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L32681 L32682 L32683 L32684 L32685 L32686 L09412
L09413 L09414 L09415 L09416 L09417 L09418 L09419
L09420 L09421 L09422 L09423 L09424 L09425 L09426
L09427 L09428 L09429 L09430 L09431

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B12022


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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