Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology


Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): mai4
to sell / to betray / to harm another in order to benefit oneself / to show off / to flaunt

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5356
GB2312-80 := C2F4

New! Simplification explanation under construction.


Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 8CE3
Big5 := BDE6

賣 mai4 (du) 買 mai3 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
衒也從貝D844 DF6C聲D844 DF6C古文睦讀若育

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Cursive remnant 卖賣. From cowary 贝貝 and net 罒网 (to take something away 土出 in a net bag). Meaning to sell.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S04441 S04577

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L36216 L36217 L21246 L21247 L21248 L25547

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B09661 B09662

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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