which the middle inside is a drop of blood, the rest is Pot, the Cooking Pot we learnt in Post 144.
Ancient Chinese used A Drop hanging on the Pot to express "Blood". In ancient time, when people killed the animals for meat, they used a bit pot bellow to collect the blood. The character shows the picture, a blood is dropping into the pot.
It is an indicative character.
Let's see its small seal script
the drop becomes a short line because small seal script uses short line to express the dot, here is a drop.
The clerical script is
almost same as its clerical script.
Its Pinyin is Xue3.