Friday, February 18, 2022

Amazing Chinese Characters (477) Crawl - 匐

 The big seal script of character Crawl is

The outside is character Nine (Post 443), a person bends, and stretches forward.  The inside is character Rice Wine Jar (Post 473). A person bends and push the wine jar rolling forward. 

The small seal script of the character is

The outside is character Nine, a person bends down, as the character Bend and Squat, the small seal script emphasizes the symmetric of the character, not the pictographic. The inside is the Jar.

The clerical script of the character is
similar to big seal script.

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

The Pinyin of the character is Fu2.

匐 is not used as single character nowadays, but used in a combination with 匍 (Post 476) to form 匍匐 words, which means that people crawl forward. 

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