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U+4ECE, 从
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4ECE

[U+4ECD]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+4ECF]
See also: , , 人人, and

Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified
Stroke order
从-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
从-oracle.svg 从-bronze.svg 从-bigseal.svg 从-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*sʰroːŋ, *sʰloŋ
*sʰroːŋ, *sʰloŋ
*ʔsloːŋ, *ʔsloŋ
*ʔsloːŋ, *ʔsloːŋʔ
*ʔsloːŋʔ
*ʔsloŋ
*ʔsloŋ, *ʔsloŋs
*ʔsloŋ, *sʰloŋ
*ʔsloŋ
*ʔsloŋ
*ʔsloŋs
*sʰloŋ
*sʰloŋ
*zloŋ, *zloŋ, *zloŋs
*zloŋ
*sloŋʔ
*sloŋʔ
*sloŋʔ

Ideogrammic compound (會意) - a person (), walking with another person, in the same direction. It's the graphical opposite of .

从 is the original character of .

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 人人 (OO), four-corner 88000, composition人)

  1. from, by, since, whence, through

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 92, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 362
  • Dae Jaweon: page 195, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 105, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+4ECE

Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This character, , is the simplified and variant traditional form of .)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. two people

Readings[edit]