Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): lei2
thunder / a mine (an explosive) / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 96F7
GB2312-80 := C0D7

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 96F7
Big5 := B970

雷 lei2 畾 lei2 reduced (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From rain 雨 and field 田. Meaning thunder, see 電

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S08468 S08469 S08470 S08471

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L31063 L31064 L31065 L31066 L04170 L04171 L04172
L04173 L04174 L04175 L04176 L04177 L04178 L04179

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B15863 B15864 B15865 B15866 B15867 B15868 B15869
B15870 B15871

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J25029 J25030 J25031 J25032 J25033 J25034 J25035
J25036 J25037 J25038 J25039 J25040 J25041 J25042
J25043 J25044 J25045 J25046 J25047 J25048 J25049

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