CHINESE SCRIPT

CHINESE CHARACTER FORMATION & ETYMOLOGY

  

 

 

 

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 ㄉㄚ4, ㄉㄞ4, ㄊㄞ4 (da4, dai4, tai4)

d, di, ti

 

= big, great, vast, large, high => pictographic: a man with outstretched arms to make himself look big, yet as a character component, it is often used to mean man, not big - (radical 37).

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