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Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
Mandarin
zi3, zi5, zi2, ci2
English
Definitions
child; son; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; 1st earthly branch; midnight; egg; seed; small thing; noun suff.; 1st terrestrial branch; the first earthly branch; fruit; offspring; seed of
Etymology
Notes
Pictograph: a child with head and arms visible; legs are swaddled