Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): neng2
can / to be able to / capability / talent / competence / energy, as atomic energy

English Senses For (英文): tai4
[rare pronunciation]

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 80FD
GB2312-80 := C4DC


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 80FD
Big5 := AFE0


(聲字部分):
能 neng2 tai4 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

中國文字的歷史

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Unicode Tests

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
熊屬足似鹿從肉**聲能獸堅中故稱賢能而彊壯稱能傑也凡能之屬皆從能

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 能. A bear which is strong with mouth 厶 with meat 月肉 and feet 匕匕. Meaning able.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S07257

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L33200 L33201 L33202 L33203 L10779 L10780 L10781
L10782 L10783 L10784 L10785 L10786 L10787 L10788
L10789 L10790 L10791 L10792 L10793 L10794 L10795

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B14831 B14832 B14833 B14834 B14835 B14836 B14837
B14838 B14839 B14840 B14841 B14842


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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