Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): dao4
a road / a path / a street / the " way " ( in the metaphysical sense ) / a way / a method / Taoism / a Taoist / to say / to speak / an administrative district in old China / a theory / a doctrine / to govern / to lead / to think / to suppose / a skill / a art / a craft / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 9053
GB2312-80 := B5C0


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 9053
Big5 := B944


(聲字部分):
道 dao4 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
所行道也從辵從首一達謂之道

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From walking on a road 辶辵(彳止) and and head of a man 首. Meaning path.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S01351

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L34920 L34921 L34922 L34923 L34924 L34925 L34926
L34927 L34928 L34929 L34930 L34931 L34932 L34933
L34934 L34935 L34936 L34937 L34938 L34939 L34940
L16905 L16906 L16907 L16908 L16909 L16910 L16911
L16912 L16913 L16914 L16915 L16916 L16917 L16918
L16919 L16920 L16921 L16922 L16923 L16924

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B02260 B02261 B02262 B02263 B02264 B02265 B02266
B02267 B02268 B02269 B02270


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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