Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): hou2
in old China - the second of the five grades of the nobility / the target in archery / a marquis / a nobleman or a high official / a Chinese family name / alternate 矦

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 4FAF
GB2312-80 := BAEE


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 4FAF
Big5 := AB4A


(聲字部分):
侯矦 hou2 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
春饗所射侯也從人從厂象張布矢在其下天子射熊虎豹服猛也諸侯射熊豕虎大夫射麋麋惑也士射鹿豕為田除害也其祝曰母若不寧侯不朝于王所故伉而射汝也

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 侯. Modification of arrow 矢. Meaning marquis.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S05793

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L33678 L33679 L33680 L33681 L33682 L33683 L33684
L33685 L33686 L33687 L33688 L12079 L12080 L12081
L12082 L12083 L12084 L12085 L12086 L12087 L12088
L12089 L12090 L12091 L12092 L12093 L12094 L12095
L12096 L12097 L12098 L12099 L12100 L12101 L12102

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B08167 B08168 B08169 B08170 B08171 B08172 B08173
B08174 B08175 B08176 B08177 B08178 B08179 B08180
B08181 B08182 B08183 B08184 B08185 B08186 B08187
B08188 B08189 B08190 B08191 B08192 B08193 B08194
B08195 B08196 B08197 B08198 B08199 B08200 B08201
B08202 B08203 B08204 B08205 B08206 B08207 B08208
B08209 B08210 B08211 B08212 B08213 B08214 B08215
B08216 B08217 B08218 B08219 B08220 B08221 B08222
B08223 B08224 B08225 B08226 B08227 B08228 B08229
B08230 B08231 B08232 B08233 B08234 B08235 B08236
B08237 B08238 B08239 B08240 B08241 B08242 B08243
B08244 B08245 B08246 B08247 B08248

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J13283 J13284 J13285 J13286 J13287 J13288 J13289
J13290 J13291 J13292 J13293 J13294 J13295 J13296
J13297 J13298 J13299 J13300 J13301 J13302 J13303
J13304 J13305 J13306 J13307 J13308 J13309 J13310
J13311 J13312 J13313 J13314 J13315 J13316 J13317
J13318 J13319 J13320 J13321 J13322 J13323 J13324
J13325 J13326 J13327 J13328 J13329 J13330 J13331
J13332 J13333 J13334 J13335 J13336 J13337 J13338
J13339 J13340 J13341 J13342 J13343 J13344 J13345
J13346 J13347 J13348 J13349 J13350 J13351 J13352
J13353 J13354 J13355 J13356 J13357 J13358 J13359
J13360 J13361 J13362 J13363 J13364

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