Friday, January 10, 2020

Amazing Chinese Characters (258) Far - 远

The shell bone script for character of Far is


on the left we have some thing like


which is Cloth - 衣 (Post 140). Also we hav a Hand on the right bottom.

The right part is like a half intersection, which means road or street.

People carry some cloth and take on the road, which means Far. If it is not far, you don't need to bring more cloth. 



The bronze script for Far is


the left is Street/Road, the right top is Foot, the right middle is Cloth, and right bottom is another 
Foot.

The small seal script for Far is

The left top is Road, left bottom is Foot. The right top is Foot, the middle and bottom is Cloth.

The clerical script for Far is

The left and bottom is called "Walking radical", related to walking. The top right is Foot, and middle and bottom is Cloth.

The traditional song typeface for Far is

Very similar to clerical script.

Nowadays, we go a very far place on foot, we need to bring some cloth too.


The simplified song typeface is


The cloth disappeared.

Its pinyin is Yuan3.

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