Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Amazing Chinese Characters (410) Hang Down - 垂

 The shell bone script of character Hand Down is

The leaves are too dense which makes the branches hanging down. However, 《象形字典》- Dictionary of Pictography explains the leaves as fruits, I don't see fruits but leaves.

The big seal script of the character is

The bottom is character Soil - 土 (Post 223), plus a tree. The ^^ are leaves or bent branches.

The small seal script of the character is
Similar to big seal script.

The clerical script of the character is 

The bent branches are straight horizontal lines, two short vertical lines should be leaves. It is not pictographic anymore.

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

Its Pinyin is Chui2.

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