Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): xuan2
far and obscure / occult or mystic / dark or black / deep and profound / abstruse and subtle / silent and meditative / pretending / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 7384
GB2312-80 := D0FE


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 7384
Big5 := A5C8


(聲字部分):
玄 xuan2 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
幽遠也黑而有赤色者為玄象幽而入覆之也凡玄之屬皆從玄

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 玄. A string, died black, abstract. Meaning profound.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S02869

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L07058 L07059 L07060 L07061 L07062 L07063 L07064
L07065 L07041 L07042 L07043 L07044 L07045 L07046
L07047 L07048 L07049 L07050 L07051 L07052 L07053
L07054 L07055 L07056 L07057

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B05934


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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