Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology


Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): suan4
to count / to figure / to reckon / to compute / to calculate / to plan / to scheme / to infer / to guess / to foretell / to regard / to consider / to deem / to count / to be of importance / to be of consequence / to matter / a Chinese family name / alternate 筭

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 7B97
GB2312-80 := CBE3

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 7B97
Big5 := BAE2

算筭 suan4 (productive phonetic)


History of Chinese Writing


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From bamboo 竹 and jade beads 目玉 being manipulated by tha hands 共 originally an abacus.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) This character is not listed in LST

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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