Saturday, October 19, 2019

Amazing Chinese Characters (247) Electricity - 电(電)

The shell bone script for character Electricity is

which is lightning. The original meaning is lightning.

 The bronze scrip of the character Electricity is

on the top is character Rain, the bottom is the shell bone script of Electricity because ancient Chinese found that the lightning was happening with raining.

The big seal script of the character is

Similar to the bronze script.

The small seal script for the character is

The top is Rain, and the bottom is lightning, changed a lot from the old scripts.

The clerical script for the character is

similar to its small seal script.

The song typeface of the traditional character is
similar to clerical script.

The song typeface of the simplified character is
which is the bottom part of the traditional character with a little bit modified - the vertical stroke is out of the 曰. It is more like to shell bone script.

Its Pinyin is Dian4.

The character means electricity, the lightning is 闪电, a combination with 闪, which means Flash.

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