Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Amazing Chinese Characters (523) Tooth - 牙

 The bronze script of character Tooth is 

which is a side view of the teeth, upper teeth bite lower teeth. Some people believe that it is dog or animal teeth, I agree.

There is another character Tooth - 齿 (Post 7), its shell bone script 

They are all the front view of the teeth, and they are human being teeth.

The big seal script of the character is

Similar to bronze script, but the upper tooth touches the gums of lower tooth, which creates a little bit confusion.

The small seal script of the character is

The upper tooth is almost the same as the that of big seal script, but the lower tooth changes a lot: it touches the upper gums, and the lower horizontal line becomes a turning line, lost the pictography.

The clerical script of the character is
The upper tooth keeps a little bit similarity, the lower tooth is completely changed, no similarity at all.

The Pinyin of the character is Ya2.

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