Friday, January 28, 2022

Amazing Chinese Characters (471) Skin - 皮

 The bronze script of character Skin is

The top is a person with a big mouth, the bottom is a hand to skin the person alive, which is a punishment in the ancient time. The person is suffering and screaming.

The big seal script of the character is
Similar to bronze script, the lines are touched each other.

The small seal script of the character is
which changed very big. the left is the person's body, the right top is the mouth, the right bottom is the hand.

The clerical script of the character is
which is changed to no similarity to the older script. The only clear part is the bottom 又, which is hand. The rest we can guess are the body + mouth, but hard to tell which is which.

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

The Pinyin of the character is Pi2.

皮 is used as a noun exclusively.  

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