Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): qi4
air / gas / vapor / the atmosphere / breath / spirit / morale / influence / bearing / manner / smells / odors / to be angry / to be indignant / rage / anger / to provoke / to goad / to make angry / to annoy / weather

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 6C14
GB2312-80 := C6F8


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(deletion 气(氣-米))

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 6C23
Big5 := AEF0


(聲字部分):
气 qi4 (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):
饋客芻米也從米气聲春秋傳曰齊人來气諸矦

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 气氣. blowing 气 (may have been a man blowing) on rice 米. Meaning gas, or breath.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S05145

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L35852 L35853 L35854 L20134 L20136 L20137 L19773
L19774


Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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