- KangXi: not present, would follow page 1254, character 17
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3818, character 6
- Unihan data for U+8FDC
Unorthodox variant simplified from 遠 (袁 → 元) found in various moveable type copies of classical novels. First attested in 《宋元以來俗字譜》, a variant forms dictionary compiled in 1930 that records unorthodox forms (俗字) that have existed since the Song dynasty.
|For pronunciation and definitions of 远 – see 遠 (“distant; remote; far; not intimate; distant; etc.”).|
(This character, 远, is the simplified and variant form of 遠.)
|simp. and trad.
- The meaning of this term is uncertain.