Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (172) Towel - 巾

The big seal script for character Towel is



The middle vertical line is a rope, which ties the arch-alike towel, which is a simplified skirt, like grass skirt people wore in the ancient time.


The small seal script for the character is


which is similarity to the big seal script.

The meaning of the character changed to Towel long time ago, and people created another character for Skirt - 裙.

The clerical script for the character is

The current standard printing script is


All scripts are very similar. 

Its Pinyin is Jin1.

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