Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): xiao4
to laugh / to smile / to grin / to giggle / to titter / to chuckle / to snicker / to guffaw / to ridicule / to deride / to jeer

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 7B11
GB2312-80 := D0A6

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 7B11
Big5 := AFBA

夭 yao1 wo4


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From bamboo 竹 and phonetic 夭. Meaning to laugh(note: old Chinese bamboo slat books)

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L36761 L23197 L23198 L23199 L23200 L23201 L23202
L23203 L23204 L23205 L23206

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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