Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): zhe4
this ( a pronoun ) / this ( a demonstrative adjective ) / such

English Senses For (英文): zhei4
this or that ( an emphatic demonstrative adjective )

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 8FD9
GB2312-80 := D5E2

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(*) left of (ccs文言)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 9019
Big5 := B36F

言 yan2


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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
籀文誕省D840 DC9B

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From walking on a road 辶辵(彳止) and writing 文 changed from 言. Meaning here, perhaps a place to stop and write.

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) This character is not listed in LST

Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known

Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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