Monday, March 9, 2020

Amazing Chinese Characters (268) Spring - 泉

The shell bone script for character Spring is


Which is a cave where spring water flows out. The T means the water flow, and the dots mean the water drops.


The big seal script for the character Spring is
which is same as the shell bone script above, a cave with the spring water flowing out.

The small seal script for the character is

which is simplified, only major water flow, no water drops.

The clerical script for the character is
The top is 白 - White, the bottom is 水 - Water. White Water is Spring, the spring produces water splash which is white.  The character is changed from pictography to ideogram.



Its Pinyin is Quan2.

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