Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Amazing Chinese Characters (292) Crystal - 晶

The shell bone script of character Crystal is

All Dictionary I have seen so far explain that there are 3 suns or stars because they are like the shell bone script of character Sun (Post 4),

Actually, they are not like the Sun.

I think that there are 3 crystals, probably gem crystals. The dot is in the middle is the reflective point on the crystal.


Which is not only better similarity, but more reasonable because 3 suns or stars are not like the crystals.

The big seal script of the character is

almost the same as the shell bone script

They are similar to the big seal script of Sun

But not the same.

The small seal script of the character is

They are like small seal script of Sun,
People at that time might have believed that they are Suns.

The clerical script of character Crystal is
Right now they are 3 Suns, but is away from the original meaning.

Its Pinyin is Jing1.

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