Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): ceng2
a layer / a stratum / a story ( of a building )

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5C42
GB2312-80 := B2E3


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(尸 left of (super cursive simplification 云曾))

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5C64
Big5 := BC68


(聲字部分):
曾 zeng1 ceng2

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

中國文字的歷史

Spoken Chinese and Other Languages

Unicode Tests

Chinese Equivalent Websites

Chinese Encoding and Conversion

Enable XP for maximum Chinese

ShuoWen: (說文解字):
重屋也從尸曾聲

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From person squatting 尸 (see 广 a room) and phonetic 云曾. Meaning a storey



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S06163

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters


Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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