Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): shi4
a generation / a person's life span / an age / the world

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 4E16
GB2312-80 := CAC0

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 4E16
Big5 := A540

世 shi4 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
三十年為一世從D842 DD84而曳長之亦取其聲也

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 世. Probably the top of leaf 枼. Meaning a life.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L35781 L35782 L35783 L35784 L35785 L35786 L35787
L35788 L35789 L35790 L35791 L35792 L35793 L19868
L19869 L19870 L19871 L19872 L19873 L19874 L19875
L19876 L19877 L19878 L19879 L19880 L19881 L19882
L19883 L19884 L19885

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B02948 B02949 B02950 B02951 B02952 B02953 B02954
B02955 B02956 B02957 B02958 B02959 B02960 B02961
B02962 B02963 B02964 B02965 B02966 B02967 B02968
B02969 B02970 B02971 B02972

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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