Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): di4
clear / manifest / a target / a goal

English Senses For (英文): di2
accurate / proper

English Senses For (英文): de
a bound subordinate particle translatable by "s" or with terms interchanged by "of" / by "-ly" / by an adjectival ending, a prepositional phrase, or a relative

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 7684
GB2312-80 := B5C4

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 7684
Big5 := AABA

勺 shao2 zhuo2 di4


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From white白 and a spoon full of something 勺. Original meaning (1) clear (2) target. Now meaning a posessive particle.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字) - This character is not listed in the Shuowen

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L38399 L28662 L28663 L28664 L28665

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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