Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): cha2

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 8336
GB2312-80 := B2E8

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 8336
Big5 := AFF9

茶 cha2 余 yu2 tu2 xu2 yu4 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From grass 艹艸 and 余 [ From inverted mouth 亼 above and plant 𣏟屮]. Meaning tea.

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) 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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