Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): yuan3
far / distant / remote / deep / profound / to keep at a distance / to keep away

English Senses For (英文): yuan4
to keep at a distance / to keep away from / to avoid / to shun

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 8FDC
GB2312-80 := D4B6

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(辶)ell(phonetic-phonetic substitution 元袁)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 9060
Big5 := BBB7

袁 yuan2


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From walking on a road 辶辵(彳止) and phonetic 元袁. Meaning distant.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L34773 L34774 L34775 L16354 L16355 L16356 L16357
L16358 L16359 L16360 L16361 L16362

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B02248 B02249 B02250 B02251

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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