Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): xian4
to appear / to be visible / to introduce

English Senses For (英文): jian4
to see / to catch sight of / to perceive / to understand / to observe or examine / to visit / to see / to call on or at / to meet / to receive ( visitors, etc. ) / to come face to face with / vide / see / to be used roughly as a verb to be in the passive voice / ( said of a situation, condition, etc. ) to move toward a certain direction, as getting worse, better, slimmer, etc.

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 89C1
GB2312-80 := BCFB

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(super cursive simplification 见見)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 898B
Big5 := A8A3

見 xian4 jian4 (productive phonetic)


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 见見. From eye 目 and human 儿. Meaning to see.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L22919 L22920 L22921 L22922 L22923 L22924 L22925
L22926 L22927 L22928 L22929 L22930 L22931

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B13541 B13542 B13543 B13544 B13545 B13546 B13547
B13548 B13549 B13550 B13551 B13552 B13553 B13554
B13555 B13556 B13557 B13558 B13559

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J20895 J20896 J20897 J20898 J20899 J20900 J20901
J20902 J20903 J20904 J20905 J20906 J20907 J20908
J20909 J20910 J20911 J20912 J20913 J20914 J20915
J20916 J20917 J20918 J20919 J20920 J20921 J20922
J20923 J20924 J20925 J20926 J20927 J20928 J20929
J20930 J20931 J20932 J20933 J20934 J20935 J20936
J20937 J20938 J20939 J20940 J20941 J20942 J20943
J20944 J20945 J20946 J20947 J20948 J20949 J20950
J20951 J20952 J20953 J20954 J20955 J20956 J20957
J20958 J20959 J20960 J20961 J20962 J20963 J20964

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