Friday, July 28, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (162) Game or Compete - 比

The shell bone script for character Game or Compete is

Two person are competing side by side.

The bronze script of the character is
Similar to the sell bone script.

The big seal script of the character is

Similar to older scripts.

The small seal script of Compare is

Its clerical script is

It has meaning of "Compare" too.

Its current standard print script is

Its Pinyin is Bi2. 

Let's see a similar character 从 (Follow, Post 73)

which is formed by two 人(Person, or People, Post 37), facing to left.

The character Game (比) is formed by two People, but just forcing to right.

It is not clear why two people facing to left is Follow (从),  but facing right is Compete (比).

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