Saturday, December 9, 2017

Amazing Chinese Characters (181) Lead - 牵

The shell bone script for Lead (verb) is

on the left is Ox

The middle one is a circle, which is a circle through the Ox nose, and the right part is a rope.

The big seal script for Lead is

the bottom is Ox

the middle one horizontal is an open bar with two ends bent down (not a circle), the vertical is the rope and hand.

The small seal script for Lead is

Similar to the big seal script, but the horizontal bar's two ends bent very deep, which is the style of small seal script.

The clerical script for Lead is

It is some similar to the big and small seal scripts, but changed a lot.

The current standard print script is

similar to the clerical script.

Its Pinyin is Qian1. 

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