Friday, May 7, 2021

Amazing Chinese Characters (390) Thick - 厚

 The shell bone script of character Thick is

The 厂 is the cliff of mountain, the below is the upside-down of character Enjoy, actually a up-down temple for worshipping ancestor, which is a mausoleum underground. The original meaning of the character is abundant grave goods.

The bronze script of the character is 

Similar to the shell bone script.

The big seal script of the character is

Similar to older scripts.

The small seal script of the character is

The inside has some similarity up-down small seal script of character Enjoy,

But the bottom keeps the same direction as character Enjoy, which may be to avoid touching the top horizontal line of character Thick above. The top circle has a horizontal line inside, the meaning is unknown. 

The clerical script of the character is

The 厂 is unchanged, the inside has some similarity to the bottom of small seal script of character Enjoy.

The bottom 子 (Child) is from misunderstanding of the small seal script (See explanation in Post 389).

The song typeface of the character is
Same as the clerical script.

Its pinyin is Hou4.

The character means Thick most of time, and keeps the meaning of Abundant.

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