Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): bi3
a writing brush / a pen / a pencil / writer's skill or style / to write / a stroke / a touch / a unit of amount / ( formerly prose / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 7B14
GB2312-80 := B1CA


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(竹) above (ccs毛聿)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 7B46
Big5 := B5A7


(聲字部分):
聿 yu4

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

中國文字的歷史

Spoken Chinese and Other Languages

Unicode Tests

Chinese Equivalent Websites

Chinese Encoding and Conversion

Enable XP for maximum Chinese

ShuoWen: (說文解字):
秦謂之筆從聿從竹徐锴曰筆尚便疌故從聿

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Substitution remnant 笔筆. From bamboo 竹 and hair 毛 for hand with brush 聿. Meaning a brush.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S02216

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L25823 L25824


Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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