Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): mei3
beautiful / pretty / fine / fair / good / excellent / exquisite / nice / to be pleased with oneself / to praise

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 7F8E
GB2312-80 := C3C0

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 7F8E
Big5 := ACFC

美 mei3 (productive phonetic)


History of Chinese Writing


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Compound pictograph 美. From a man 大 with a sheep skin hat 羊. Meaning beautiful.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L15320 L15321 L15322 L15323 L15324 L15325 L15326
L15327 L15328 L15329 L15330 L15331 L15332 L15333
L15334 L15335

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B05724 B05725

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J09283 J09284 J09285 J09286

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