Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

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


(聲字部分):
主 zhu3 zhu4 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

中國文字的歷史

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
鐙中火主也從**象形從丶丶亦聲臣鉉等曰今俗別作炷非是

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)

S03652


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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