Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): guang1
light / brightness / light rays / glossy / smooth / glory / glorious / honor / to exhaust / to use up / alone / only / bare / to bare / naked / a Chinese family name / alternate 炗

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5149
GB2312-80 := B9E2


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5149
Big5 := A5FA


(聲字部分):
光 guang1 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
明也從火在人上光明意也

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 光. Fire 火 and person 儿. Meaning light.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S07367

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L32956 L32957 L32958 L32959 L32960 L32961 L32962
L10093 L10094 L10095 L10096 L10097 L10098 L10099
L10100 L10101 L10102 L10103 L10104 L10105 L10106
L10107 L10108 L10109 L10110 L10111 L10112 L10113

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B14861 B14862 B14863 B14864 B14865 B14866 B14867
B14868 B14869 B14870 B14871 B14872 B14873 B14874
B14875 B14876 B14877 B14878 B14879 B14880 B14881
B14882

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J23048 J23049 J23050 J23051 J23052 J23053 J23054
J23055 J23056 J23057 J23058 J23059 J23060 J23061
J23062

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