Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): ping2
control / to regulate / ( said of prices ) to go back to normal after sharp rises / ( sports ) to make the same score / to tie / to draw / a draw / to pacify / to bring peace to / short for Peiping / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5E73
GB2312-80 := C6BD

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5E73
Big5 := A5AD

平 ping2 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 平. The horizontal pisition of a table scale. Meaning flat or even.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L33074 L33075 L33076 L33077 L33078 L33079 L33080
L33081 L33082 L33083 L33084 L33085 L33086 L33087
L10437 L10438 L10439 L10440 L10441 L10442 L10443
L10444 L10445 L10446 L10447 L10448 L10449 L10450
L10451 L10452 L10453 L10454 L10455 L10456 L10457
L10458 L10459 L10460 L10461 L10462

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B07244 B07245 B07246 B07247 B07248 B07249 B07250
B07251 B07252

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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