Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): kuai4
quickly / fast / hasty / soon / prompt / rapid / nearly / near / to hurry up / to make haste / quick-witted / ingenious / sharp ( blades, etc. ) / keen / pleasant / happy / to make happy / pleasurable / ( in old China ) as in 捕 快 - the criminal police / a constable / a sheriff deputy / honest / straightforward

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5FEB
GB2312-80 := BFEC

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5FEB
Big5 := A7D6

快 kuai4 夬 guai4 jue2 que1 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From heart 忄心 and phonetic 夬. Meaning quick. (夬 is also related in meaning, to decide)

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) This character is not listed in LST

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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