Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): yan2
speech / words / to say / to talk / to speak / to mean / to express / a language / a dialect / a tongue / a Chinese family name / ( now rarely ) used as a particle, adverb, etc. in various ancient expressions without meaning

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 8A00
GB2312-80 := D1D4

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(super cursive simplification 讠言)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 8A00
Big5 := A8A5

言 yan2 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 言. Upside down man 立 and a mouth 口. Meaning a man talking to you. Meaning word.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L31996 L31997 L31998 L06958 L06959 L06960 L06961
L06962 L06963 L06964 L06965 L06966 L06967 L06968
L06969 L06970 L06971 L06972 L06973 L06974 L06975
L06976 L06977 L06978 L06979 L06980 L06981 L06982
L06983 L06984 L06985 L06986 L06987

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B02975 B02976 B02977 B02978 B02979 B03191 B03192
B03193 B03194 B03195 B03196

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J04903 J04904 J04905 J04906 J04907 J04908 J04909
J04910 J04911 J04912 J04913 J04914 J04915 J04916
J04917 J04918 J04919 J04920 J04921 J04922 J04923

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