Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): ai3
a short person / a dwarf / short / low / low-ranking / alternate 躷

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 77EE
GB2312-80 := B0AB


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 77EE
Big5 := B847


(聲字部分):
委 wei3

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

中國文字的歷史

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
短人也從矢委聲

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From arrow 矢 (The spear is long the arrow is short) and phonetic 委. Meaning short (like a person).



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S03820

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L15109 L15110


Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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