Sunday, March 28, 2021

Amazing Chinese Characters (354) Cold - 寒

 The  shell bone script of character Cold is

The big 门 is a house, the bottom 二 is ice. In the house, the four 十 are dry grass, the middle

is a person, and a foot in the bottom,

We see a drawing: a person is in a house with some dry grass as blanket, there is ice outside, indicating cold weather. Because foot is sensitive to cold, so it is there to show the cold feeling.

The big seal script of the character is

Similar to shell bone script.

The small seal script of the character is

The house is smaller, the grass on the top are smaller than the two on the bottom sides. The middle curve is the person, and the two 人 in the bottom middle are ice. 

The clerical script of the character is

What we can tell are that the top cover is the house, the bottom two dots are ice. The middle is a mixture of grass with the person, we can't tell which is which. I don't know where it is from.

The song typeface of the character is

Its Pinyin is Han2.

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