Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Amazing Chinese Characters (346) Monarch - 君

 The shell bone script of character Monarch is


The top is a hand holding a scepter, character Administer - 尹 (Post 344). The bottom is Mouth. A person holding a scepter (has power) speak out to give orders, who is a monarch, such as King, Emperor, etc.

The bronze script of the character is


The top is Administer - 君,the bottom is Mouth.

The big seal script of the character is

Same as bronze script, the top is Administer, the bottom is Mouth.

The clerical script of the character is


The top is 尹 - Administer, the bottom is 口 - Mouth. 

The song typeface of the character is


Its Pinyin is Jun1.

君 was used as Monarch originally, but gradually, it has been used for decent gentlemen too. Normally, it follows a person's family name, e.g. 王君, a gentleman whose family name is 王 (He is not King, or any monarch). 

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