Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology


Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): kai1
to open / to drive / to begin / to start / to reveal / to disclose / to state / to explain / to found / to expand / to eliminate / to divide into / to write down / to list / to undo / to unfold / to wind off / a carat / to run ( a shop or business )

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5F00
GB2312-80 := BFAA

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(deletion 开(開-門))

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 958B
Big5 := B67D



History of Chinese Writing


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Chinese Encoding and Conversion

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Deletion remnant 开(t開). From door 門 which is unbolted 开[From hands 廾 lifting a bolting bar 一]. Meaning open.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S08728 S08729

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L30954 L30955 L30956 L30957 L30958 L30959 L30960
L30961 L03842 L03843 L03844 L03845 L03846 L03847

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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