Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Amazing Chinese Characters (470) Omen - 兆

 The shell bone script of character Omen is

which is the cracks on shell or bones after being burnt.

Ancient Chinese wrote some scripts on the turtle shell, ox bone, put them on fire to burn. Based on the cracks, foresee or foretell the good or bad of an event in the near future. 

The big seal script of character Omen 
more like cracks.

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

The clerical script of the character is

The middle crack disappeared, the character is symmetrical.

The song typeface of the character is
Very similar to clerical script.

Its Pinyin is Zhao4.

兆 is also a number: Trillion, the biggest number unit in Chinese. Why is 兆 a huge number? I guess that it is from the super nature (cracks made by super nature power), so it must be a great number.

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