Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology


Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): kong1
empty / hollow / void / to empty / to exhaust / to reduce to extremity / fictitious / unreal / impractical / vain and useless ( efforts, etc. ) / ineffective / fruitless / high and vast / the sky / space / ( Buddhism ) sunyata / empty / void / vacant / non-existent / merely / only / a Chinese family name

English Senses For (英文): kong4
leisure / free time / spare time / blank ( space ) / vacant / vacancy / to leave blank or vacant / spacious - implying a sense of awe / a chance / an opportunity / wanting / deficient / impoverished

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 7A7A
GB2312-80 := BFD5

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 7A7A
Big5 := AAC5

空 kong1 kong4 工 gong1 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From tent opening 穴 and phonetic 工. Meaning hollow or empty.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L00328 L00329 L00330 L00331 L00332 L00333 L00334
L29772 L29773

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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