Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): ke3
may / can / to be able to / around / estimated at / an auxiliary / but / however / a Chinese family name

English Senses For (英文): ke4
可 汗 ( ke4 han2 ) - a khan

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 53EF
GB2312-80 := BFC9

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 53EF
Big5 := A569

可 ke3 ke4 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 可. From 口 (meaning pronounced like) and phonetic 丂 (possibly a cane). Now meaning can.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L34954 L34955 L16956 L16957 L16958 L16959 L16960
L16961 L16962 L16963 L16964 L16955

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B07100 B07101 B07102 B07103 B07104 B07105 B07106
B07107 B07108 B07109 B07110 B07111

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J11571 J11572 J11573 J11574

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