Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): xing1
any heavenly body that shines / stars, planets, satellites, etc. / a spark or sparks / droplets / small particles of anything / very tiny / name of one of the 2 8 constellations / a movie star / by night / nocturnal / an ancient percussion musical instrument consisting of two or more brass-cup-like pieces played by hitting them against one another / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 661F
GB2312-80 := D0C7


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 661F
Big5 := AC50


(聲字部分):
星 xing1 生 sheng1 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

中國文字的歷史

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
星或省

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From sun or day 日 and phonetic 生. Meaning a star.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S04908 S04909 S04910

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L33435 L33436 L33437 L33438 L33439 L33440 L11326
L11327 L11328 L11329 L11330

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B10272

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J16406 J16407 J16408 J16409 J16410

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