Friday, October 23, 2020

Amazing Chinese Characters (310) Fit - 合

The shell bone script of character Fit is

The top is upper lip, the bottom is mouth, here is lower lip. The lips close together completely to cover the mouth, which means Fit.

The Dictionary of Pictography explains that the character means kissing, I don't agree. The two lips are from the same person, not two different person.

Some people believe that the top is a lid, the bottom is a pan, the two fit each other. 

The bronze script of the character is

Very similar to the shell bone script

The big seal script of the character is
Similar to the old scripts

The small seal script of the character is
very similar to old scripts.

The clerical script of the character is
no much difference from the old script.

The song typeface of the character is
Its pinyin is He2.

Character also means "Close" (close the door), and other meanings.

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