Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

六书 (六書) liù shū

liù shū proper noun Six Methods of forming Chinese characters
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Language 语言
Notes: A system of character classification into six categories, described in the Han dictionary Shuowen Jiezi 说文解字: (1) pictogram 象形, ideogram 指示, combined ideogram 会议, phonogram 形声, transfer character 转注, and loan character 假借 (Norman 1988, pp. 67-68; Sun 2006, loc. 1132)

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Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《卷一‧序》 Scroll 1, Preface 2