Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Amazing Chinese Characters (540) Burn - 焚

 The shell bone script of character Burn is 

The top is character Forest - 林 (Post 10), the bottom is character Fire - 火 (Post -26). Set fire on wooks -  is Burn. 

The bronze script of characte Burn is

Similar to shell bone script.

The big seal script of character Burn is

The top are character Forest -林 + two X in between, the bottom is character Fire. What are the two X? They are dropped off branches on the ground or hanging on the trees. 

We can recall the Xs in character Learn - 学 (Post 66) 

and character Teach - 教 (Post 155)

Both the two Xs are wood sticks used by students to count numbers. So X is wood stick.

The small seal script of character Burn is
Similar to big seal script.

The clerical script of character Burn is

The top is Forest, the bottom is Fire.

The Pinyin of character Burn is Fen2. 

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