Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): shi4
to go / to arrive at / to reach / just right / exactly / appropriate / fit / just / comfortable / at ease with oneself / ( said of a girl ) to marry / to follow / to be faithful to / only / by chance / accidentally / just now

English Senses For (英文): di2
legal ( wife, as opposed to concubines, etc. ) / sons born of one's legal wife

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 9002
GB2312-80 := CACA

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

super cursive simplification (**)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 9069
Big5 := BE41

啇啻 di4 shi4 zhai1 chi4 帝 di4


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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 舌. Meaning to go.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L38298 L38299 L38300 L38301 L38302 L38303 L38304
L38305 L38306 L38307 L38308 L38309 L28244 L28245
L28246 L28247 L28248 L28249

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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