Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Amazon Chinese Characters (305) Slave - 奴

The shell bone script of character Slave is
The left top is Woman or Lady (Post 20), the right bottom is a hand (Post 102). A hand grabs a woman means that the woman would be forced to be a slave, which is sad but true in the ancient time.

The big seal script of character Slave is
similar to the shell bone script, who left is a woman, the right bottom is a hand.

The small seal script of the character Slave is

The left woman is woman, the right one is the hand.

The clerical script of character Slave is

The left is 女 - Woman, the right is 又, here it means Hand.

Even though the original meaning means female slave, but it became more general meaning of the slave: male or female slaves.

Its Pinyin is Nu2.

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