Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Amazing Chinese Characters (537) Receive - 受

 The shell bone script of character Receive is

The middle is character Boat - 舟(Post 117)

The top and bottom 十 are two hands. Two hands from one person receive the boat or valuable things on the boat. 

The bronze script of the character is

The middle one is boat, the two hands on two sides.

The small seal script of the character is
The top is claw or hand, the middle up down U is not like a boat, but something as gift, the bottom is a hand. Small seal script was created in about 2200 years ago when people may not use boat to give gift. 

The clerical script of the character is 

The top is the claw or hand, the bottom 又  is hand, the middle is the gift received. 

The Pinyin of the character is Shou4.

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