Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Amazing Chinese Characters (591) Military Service - 役

 The big seal script of character Military Service is 

The left is Road, the right is character 殳 - Spear, here is the soldier who holds the spear to fight on the road, or on the way to fight. 

The small seal script of character Military Service is

Similar to big seal script.

The cleric script of the character is
The left is Radical Double People, here means Road. The right is character Spear.

The Pinyin of the character is Yi4.

The military service was required or forced. Right now the character means any service forced or required, military service, labour service, etc.

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