Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

Uncle Hanzi (汉字叔叔)

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): la1
to pull / to drag / to hold / to seize / to draw / to discharge ( especially stool, urine, etc. ) / to lengthen / to elongate / to play

English Senses For (英文): la2
dirty / untidy

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 62C9
GB2312-80 := C0AD

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 62C9
Big5 := A9D4

立 li4


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From hand 扌手 and phonetic 立. Meaning to pull.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L29291 L29292

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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