Friday, April 28, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (145) Pregnant - 孕

The shell bone script for character Pregnant is

a big belly with a child (shell bone script) inside.

which is pregnant.

Its big seal script is

The top is 乃,meaning Breast. The bottom is a Child - 子  (Post 21). The child is not isolated in belly, just under the breast, which is a simplified picture of pregnant.

Its small seal script is

similar to the big seal script.

Its clerical script is

which is similar to the current standard printing script

Its Pinyin is Yun4.

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