Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

Uncle Hanzi (汉字叔叔)

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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

气 qi4 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

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)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L35852 L35853 L35854 L20134 L20136 L20137 L19773

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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