Saturday, February 13, 2021

Amazing Chinese Characters (335) Over - 了

  The big seal script of character Over is 

which is a new born baby who even couldn't move his/her arms, so no arms show up. It also means "Done", "Past".

Let's recall the character Child - 子, its big seal script is

which has the arms.

The meaning of Over of the character should be from that the birth of new baby is over of the pregnancy.

The small seal script of the character is

Similar to the big seal script.

The clerical script of the character is

The round head becomes the top horizontal line and the short left-falling line, the bottom hook is the body.

The song typeface of the character is

Similar to the clerical script.

Its Pinyin is Liao3.

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