Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): xin1
the heart / the mind / conscience / moral nature / intention / idea / ambition / design / the core / the middle, center or inside / one of the 2

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5FC3
GB2312-80 := D0C4

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5FC3
Big5 := A4DF

心 xin1 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

The heart organ 心脏 was not a clearly recognizable everyday object of the ancient world. I believe it originally referred to the entire torso.

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 心. The human torso showing brests, stomach and navel. Meaning heart.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L33769 L33770 L33771 L33772 L12391 L12392 L12393
L12394 L12395 L12396 L12397 L12398 L12399 L12400
L12401 L12402 L12403

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B15320 B15321 B15322 B15323 B15324 B15325 B15326
B15327 B15328 B15329 B15330 B15331 B15332 B15333

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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