Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): yi4
justice / righteousness / generosity / charity / philanthropy / chivalry / meaning / connotations / unreal / artificial / false / a Chinese family name

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 4E49
GB2312-80 := D2E5


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

(super cursive simplification 义(义乂)義)

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 7FA9
Big5 := B871


(聲字部分):
義 yi4 我 wo3 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

中國文字的歷史

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):
已之威儀也從我羊臣鉉等曰與善同意故從羊

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Super cursive remnant 义義. From my 我 and goat 羊. The generocity of giving a goat as a sacrifice each year to the poor. Meaning generocity.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S09420

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L35680 L35681 L35682 L35683 L35684 L35685 L35686
L35687 L35688 L35689 L35690 L35691 L35692 L35693
L35694 L35695 L19410 L19411 L19412 L19413 L19414
L19415 L19416 L19417 L19418 L19419 L19420 L19421
L19422 L19423 L19424 L19425 L19426 L19427 L19428
L19429 L19430 L19431 L19432 L19433 L19434 L19435
L19436 L19437 L19401 L19402 L19403 L19404 L19405
L19406 L19407 L19408 L19409

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B17646 B17647 B17648 B17649 B17650 B17651 B17652
B17653 B17654 B17655 B17656 B17657 B17658 B17659
B17660 B17661 B17662 B17663 B17664 B17665 B17666
B17667 B17668 B17669 B17670 B17671 B17672 B17673
B17674 B17675 B17676 B17677 B17678

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J27307 J27308 J27309

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