Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Amazing Chinese Characters (539) Especially - 尤

 The shell bone script of character Especially is

The bottom

is character Again (Post 102), original means hand, the middle curve down is arm, and the falling left line is the palm. Character Especially has an extra line on the top, which means extra fingers or palm, either is not normal. Ancient Chinese believed that the person who has a strange hand, more fingers or more palm is a special one who is especially powerful.

The bronze script of the character is

Similar to shell bone script.

The small seal script of the character is
which is not clear if it is a person with big hand or a stange hand, I prefer the former.

The clerical script of the character is

No similarity to older scripts.

The pinyin of the character is You2.

尤 normally means something especially good. 


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