Saturday, August 20, 2022

Amazing Chinese Characters (525) Bamboo Fish Trap - 篝

 The big seal script of character Bamboo Fish Trap is

The top is the Bamboo Head, the bottom is character Slowly (Post 251), meaning fish trap. The character above means Bamboo Fish Trap. We have character Fish Trap, why do we have a bamboo fish trap? I guess is that the fish trap could be made from rattan, and long twig. 

The small seal script of the character is

Similar to big seal script.

The clerical script of the character is

The song typeface of the character is

The Pinyin of the character is Gou1.

篝 is not used often. The most common use is "篝火", the bonfire at night for people gathering. In the ancient time, 篝火 may be the fire of bamboo workshop for making the bamboo products because the bamboo should be heated to be bent, so the fire is kept on. 

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