Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology


Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): mai3
to buy / to purchase / to win over ( usually with a promise of favors in return )

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 4E70
GB2312-80 := C2F2

New! Simplification explanation under construction.


Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 8CB7
Big5 := B652

買 mai3 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Cursive remnant 买買. From cowary 贝貝 and net 罒网 (to bring something home in a net bag). Meaning to buy.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L34541 L34542 L34543 L15099 L15100 L15101

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B09648 B09649 B09650 B09651 B09652 B09653 B09654

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J15759 J15760 J15761 J15762 J15763 J15764

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