Sunday, November 13, 2022

Amazing Chinese Characters (542) Tribal Chief - 酋长

 The big seal script of character Tribal Chief is

The bottom is character Liquor Jug (Post 104), the top is character Eight (Post 156), which means Divide or Separate. A person who is responsible for dividing the Liquor among the village is Tribal Chief.


The small seal script of character Tribal Chief is


Similar to big seal script.

The clerical script of the character is

The top 八 becomes two dots, and touches the long horizontal line. the bottom is similar to older scripts.

The Pinyin of the character is Qiu2.

酋 as Tribal Chief is not exist now. It is used to describe the ancient time when they were exist.


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