Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): xi3
to wash / to rinse / to cleanse / to clean / to clear / to baptize

English Senses For (英文): xian3
a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 6D17
GB2312-80 := CFB4


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 6D17
Big5 := AC7E


(聲字部分):
先 xian1

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

中國文字的歷史

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Unicode Tests

Chinese Equivalent Websites

Chinese Encoding and Conversion

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
洒足也從水先聲

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From water 氵水 and phonetic 先. Meaning to wash.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S08338

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters


Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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