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 big seal script is


which is a little bit changed, the middle bar is not straight, I don't know why.

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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