Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): zhu4
[rare pronunciation]

English Senses For (英文): zhu3
a master / a leader / a chief / a host / Jesus Christ / God / Lord / to officiate at / to preside over / to take charge of / main / chief / primary / principal

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 4E3B
GB2312-80 := D6F7

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 4E3B
Big5 := A544

主 zhu3 zhu4 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 主. Modified wood 木, a torch with a light 灯心. Later meaning master.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) This character is not listed in LST

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J12540 J12541 J12542 J12543 J12544 J12545 J12546

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