Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): zhi2
continuous / uninterrupted / stiff / numb / just / simply / only / merely / a vertical stroke (in Chinese characters)

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 76F4
GB2312-80 := D6B1


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 76F4
Big5 := AABD


(聲字部分):
直 zhi2 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
正見也從∟從十從目徐锴曰∟隱也今十目所見是直也

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 直. An eye and a line, also pronounced zhi indicating the eye that sees straight. Lower part is remnant of the nose. Meaning straight.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S09431

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L28380 L28381 L28382 L28383 L28384 L28385 L28386

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B17679

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J27315

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