Sunday, June 6, 2021

Amazing Chinese Characters (413) Rope - 索

 The shell bone script of character Rope is

The center parts are the ropes for all three above. The left and middle ones have two hands braiding rope. The right one eliminates the hands.

The bronze script of the character is

Similar to shell bone script. 

The big seal script of the character is

The top 门 is a cover of a house, under which is the Rope and two hands, which indicates that is a rope workshop or factory. 

The small shell script of the character is

which is similar to the bronze script.

The clerical script of the character is
The bottom is character Tie - 系 (Post 91), the top could be a simple braiding device head as the one below

Put three or more ropes or threads on the device, then rotate it, making bigger rope. The character means big rope, normally diameter is bigger than 2 centimeters. It also means wire rope, steel cable. There is another character 绳 for small ropes.

The song typeface of the character is 

Same as the clerical script.

Its Pinyin is Suo3.

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