Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): min2
the people / the subject / the populace / the public / civilians / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 6C11
GB2312-80 := C3F1


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 6C11
Big5 := A5C1


(聲字部分):
民 min2 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
眾萌也從古文之象凡民之屬皆從民


New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 民. A either 女 or 母 with the lower part (uterus) from which people come. Meaning people.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S09370

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L31256 L31257 L31258 L31259 L31260 L04803 L04804
L04805 L04806 L04807 L04808 L04809 L04810 L04811
L04812 L04813 L04814 L04815 L04816 L04800 L04801
L04802

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B17165 B17166 B17167 B17168 B17169 B17170 B17171
B17172 B17173 B17174 B17175 B17176 B17177 B17178
B17179 B17180


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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