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Simplified Chinese version

U+38B4
西
Semantic variant

Radical:+ 6 strokes = 9 strokes total.
References:Kangxi: p.358#16 Hanyu: v2,p0995#08
Composition:Component of: 𢏩 𢰕 𣹍 𦴛 𡐲 𦂷
Cantonese:sai1
Kangxi:康熙字典·弓部·》㢴:《集韵》西古作㢴。注详部首。《说文》鸟在巢上。象形。日在西方而鸟栖,故以爲东西之西。
Unihan definition:(ancient form of 西) the west; western, European

Example usage

广韵·西》:说文》曰:鸟在巢上也,日在西方而鸟西故因以爲东西之西篆文作象形亦州名本汉车师国之地至贞观讨平以其地爲西州亦姓又汉复姓十一氏左传秦师西乞术宋大夫西锄吾西郷错出丗本又黄帝娶西陵氏爲妃名累祖史记魏文侯邺令西门豹周末分爲东西二周武公庶子西周爲氏晋有北海西郭阳何承天以爲西朝名士慕容廆以北平西方虔爲股肱何氏姓苑有西野氏西宫氏王符潜夫论姓氏志曰如有东门西郭南宫北郭皆是因居也。
康熙字典·襾部》:西:〔古文〕𠧧《唐韵》先稽切《集韵》《韵会》《正韵》先齐切,𠀤音粞。
六书故·卷首》:  永嘉戴 侗著 蜀李鼎元校刋
隶辨·卷一》:...  为栖迟按说文西或作栖西本作 鸟在巢上象形日在西方而鸟栖故...
六书统·卷十六》:私箭切合缕也从糸声古文与阙同
别雅·卷一》:...同故西迟即栖迟也说文西本作象鸟在巢上形日在西方而鸟栖故因...
集韵·卷二》:〇西卥卤先齐切说文鸟在巢上象形...
洪武正韵·卷一》:...在西方而鸟西故以为东西之西篆作象形今作西与覀字不同覀音亚汉律...
五音集韵·卷二至卷三》:...方而鸟西故因以为东西之西篆文作象形亦州名本汉车师国之地至贞观...
增修互注礼部韵略》:...在西方而鸟西故以为东西之西篆作象形今作西与西字不同襾音亚汉律...
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