Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Amazing Chinese Characters (319) Seek - 觅

 The bronze script of character Seek is 


the upper left is a hand, the right is a person with a big eye. Dictionary of Pictography 《象形字典》explanation is that people use hand and eyes to seek something. I think that another possibility is exist: the hand opens the eye bigger to seek something.

The big seal script of the character is

The hand is over eye now, it is more like "open the eye with hand".

The small seal script of the character is


The bottom is character Meet, the top is not like a hand, and unclear what it is.

The clerical script of the character is


The top is Hand, the bottom is Meet.

The song typeface for traditional character is

very similar to clerical script.

The song typeface for simplified character is

The bottom 见 is simplified character Meet.

Its pinyin is Mi4.


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