Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): ling2
the spirit / the soul / a fairy / an elf / anything pertaining to the deceased / wonderful / a wonder / mysterious / supernatural / / divine / clever / nimble / sharp / with quick reflexes / good / excellent / efficacious / effective / to work / witchcraft / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 7075
GB2312-80 := C1E9

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(character substitution 灵靈)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 9748
Big5 := C646

霝 ling2


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Character substitution 灵靈. From witches 火(substituted 巫) and remnant phonetic (also meaning rain) 彐(super cursive 霝). Meaning spirit.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S00244 S00245

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L33374 L33375 L33376 L33377 L33378

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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