Friday, November 3, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (177) Neat or Uniformity - 齐

The shell bone script of character Neat is

It is a picture of shoots, meanwhile germination.



The big seal script of this character is

very similar to the shell bone script.

The character also means uniform movement


Its small script is


which keeps the 3 shoots, but adds a "=" in the middle. The = emphasizes the time is same, the hight is same for the shoots.

Its clerical script is


which changed too much to be similar to the old script. I did not find any explanation for the reason why it changed to this form.

Its current standard script for traditional charater is


Same as the clerical script.

The current standard script for simplified character is


which is from cursive script. But if it has any meaning? I don't know.

Its pinyin is Qi1.

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