Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): liang3
two / a pair / a couple / both / either / a teal ( a unit of weight ) / ( in ancient China ) a piece of cloth, etc. of about 4

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 4E24
GB2312-80 := C1BD


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(super cursive simplification 两兩)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5169
Big5 := A8E2


(聲字部分):
兩 liang3 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
二十四銖為一兩從一㒳平分亦聲

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 两兩. A double ox harnis (yolk). Meaning two.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S05489

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L35075 L35076

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B11978 B11979 B11980 B11981 B11982 B11983 B11984
B11985 B11986 B11987 B11988 B11989 B11990 B11991
B11992


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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