Thursday, September 14, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (175) Ascend - 登

The shell bone script of character Ascend is

or

The top one has a


which is a pot, and the top has two


which are two feet.

The bottom one has the feet on the top, a pot in the middle, and two hands on the bottom, which is a full form. The top one eliminates the two hands, which is simplified form. 

What we have is a picture been seen top down : two hands hold a big pot, ascending sacrificial altar. The process is ascending.

The big seal script of the character is


The bottom are two hands (but look like grass), so it is a full form.

The small seal script of the character is


The bottom hands are eliminated as a simplified form, the top two feet are small seal script of feet.

The clerical script for the character is
Still the bottom part is similar, the top changed more, not like feet anymore.

The current standard printing script is


Its pinyin is Deng1.

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