Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Amazing Chinese Characters (601) Laborer - 巴

 The shell bone script of character Laborer is

It is said that there were people with many hands who lived in Sichuan area where many high mountains. They could climb mountain quickly, they are very handy, the best laborers.

The big seal script of character Laborer is

We can see a person kneeling down, bending back, lowing head. But the arm with many hands disappeared, the reason may be the character presents real person, not imaginary person.

The small seal script of character Laborer is

Similar to big seal script.

The clerical script of character Laborer is

Not like the older scripts. I can't figure out how it changed to this form.

The Pinyin of character Laborer is Ba1.

The character is not used for Laborer anymore now but the meaning is implied in compound character with it, and the proverbs containing it. 

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