Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Amazing Chinese Characters (80) Dagger-axe - 戈

The shell bone script for Character Dagger-axe is

a weapon used in Shang Dynasty, 3000+ years ago.

Its bronze script is

There is one more stroke in the bottom, can not.tell which is a handle or a dagger.

Its big seal script is

Similar to bronze script.

Its small seal script is

which changed much, not like a dagger-axe.

Its clerical script is

similar to the small seal script.

Its current standard printing script is

very similar to its clerical script.

Its Pinyin is "Ge1".

戈 is not used alone nowadays except in proverbs, but very popular used as part of compound characters related to weapon or army or battle. 

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