Sunday, January 3, 2021

Amazing Chinese Characters (323) Evening or Old age - 暮

 The shell bone script of character Evening or Old age is

in the middle there is Sun, which is surrounded by 4 grass. When the sun is set to same level of the grass is  Evening. 

We learnt another character Evening 夕 (Post 53). The difference between the two is that 夕 has only meaning of evening, but the character in this post means evening and old age.

The big seal script of the character is

similar to its shell bell script.

The small seal script of the character is

similar to old scripts.

The clerical script of the character is 

the top 莫 is the character, but it evolved another meaning - Don't, so people added another Sun - 日 to mean Evening because it emphasizes the sun is below the grass. 

The song typeface of the character is 

Its pinyin is Mu4.

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