Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): xing1
to rise / to thrive / to prosper / to flourish / to happen / to take place / to occur / to start / to begin / to launch / to initiate / to establish / to found/ to open

English Senses For (英文): xing4
cheerful / happy / gay / merry / interest / enthusiasm / eagerness / willingness

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5174
GB2312-80 := D0CB


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(super cursive simplification 興兴)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 8208
Big5 := BFB3


(聲字部分):
興 xing1 xing4 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
起也從舁從同同力也

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Super cursive remnant 兴興. Many hands 舁 and 同 (from 井 phonetic (also meaning well) and 口 indicating it is pronounced like 井). Meaning to work together and thrive.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字) - This character is not listed in the Shuowen


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L33482 L33483 L33484 L33485 L33486 L33487 L33488
L33489 L33490 L33491 L33492 L33493 L33494 L11463
L11464 L11465 L11466 L11467 L11468 L11469 L11470

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B03485 B03486 B03487 B03488 B03489 B03490 B03491

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J05252 J05253 J05254 J05255 J05256 J05257 J05258
J05259 J05260 J05261 J05262 J05263 J05264 J05265
J05266 J05267 J05268

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