Thursday, July 15, 2021

New 新

The etymology of the character 新 is not completely straightforward. Before building something NEW, first you have to chop down trees with an ax (斤).

Etymology is the study of the history of words. By extension, the etymology of a word means its origin and development throughout history.


新 new, fresh, up-to-date
新興 new, rising, novel, fresh, up-and-coming
新穎 novel, new, original
新任 new, newly-appointed, newly-elected
新奇 novel, new, strange
耗 new
異 different, foreign, abnormal, alien, another, new

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