Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): kang1
healthy / peaceful / abundant / level, even and smooth ( road, etc. ) / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5EB7
GB2312-80 := BFB5

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5EB7
Big5 := B164

康 kang1 庚 geng1 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 康. From hands 廾 and pestal 干 and rice 米. Meaning healthy.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L32933 L32934 L32935 L32936 L32937 L10010 L10011
L10012 L10013 L10014 L10015 L10016 L10017 L10018
L10019 L10020

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B20536 B20537 B20538 B20539 B20540 B20541 B20542
B20543 B20544 B20545 B20546 B20547 B20548 B20549
B20550 B20551 B20552 B20553 B20554 B20555 B20556
B20557 B20558 B20559 B20560 B20561 B20562 B20563
B20564 B20565 B20566 B20567 B20568 B20569 B20570
B20571 B20572 B20573 B20574 B20575 B20576

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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