Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Amazing Chinese Characters (373) Grain Measure Bucket - 斗

 The shell bone script of character Grain Measure Bucket is


Which is a measure bucket used for thousands years until 1950s. The latest Grain Measure Bucket is like the following


 

The ancient bucket should be different, which looks like a deep and big spoon.

The bronze script of the character is


Similar to shell bone script.

The big seal script of the character is

Similar to the older scripts.

The small seal script of the character is


Which is from nowhere. I don't know why it becomes like that.

The clerical script of the character is


Some similarity to older scripts except small seal script.

The standard script of the character is


Which has a little bit similarity to clerical script, but it is difficult to see any sign of a bucket.

The song typeface of the character is

Same as the standard script.

Its Pinyin is Dou3.

Chinese are not using 斗 as a measurement instrument any more, but the character is in many proverbs.


 

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