Saturday, November 14, 2020

Amazing Chinese Characters (313) Float - 浮

 The bronze script of character Float is

The left is Water radical, the right is character Gain - Trust (Post 303), 

(shell bone script), a hand catches a child. 

Right now, it is a hand holding a child in water, meaning Float. I feel that the original meaning of character Gain-Trust is float, but when people used it as Gain-Trust, so added water radical to make a new character to keep the float meaning, a normal way to create new characters.

The big seal script of the character is 

similar to bronze script.

The small script of the character is

similar to the older scripts.

The clerical script of the character is
water radical on the left, and hand on the right top, and the child on the right bottom, all the same as older scripts just the lines are more straight.

Its Pinyin is Fu2.

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