Monday, November 27, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (180) Stomach - 胃

The shell bone script for character Stomach is


a bag with some rice or food inside, which is pictograph character.

The bronze script for character is

the top is the bag with food as the shell bone script, the bottom one is character 月, which means "Flesh" here but is Moon if used as a single character.

The character means a flesh bag or a bag inside a body, which is stomach.

The big seal script for the character is
very similar to its bronze script.

The small seal script for the character is


the bag is rectange, not round; the bottom is more symmetrical.

The clerical script for the character is

no rice dots inside of the bag, strokes are straight lines except one on the bottom left.

The current standard printing script is

All are straight lines, you can't imagine what its shell bone or big seal scripts look like from it.

Its Pinyin is Wei4.

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