Sunday, November 20, 2022

Amazing Chinese Characters (549) Buddhist Nun - 尼

 The big seal script of character Buddhist Nun is

The top 

is character Body (Post 423).

The bottom
is character Dragger (Post 453), but here means person, a little child.

An adult and a child back to back, they love each other, so they sit very close together.

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

The clerical script of the character is
Still some similarity to older scripts.

The pinyin of the character is Ni2.

When and why the character means Buddhist Nun long time ago are unknown. 


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