The shell bone script of character Periphery is
The bronze script of character Periphery is
The top is like character Use (Post 620), here means a field surrounded by fence. The bottom is character Mouth which means "Manage by speech". Agriculture is difficult to manage, which needs many cooperations, manages many people to work together, and fights against flood, or drought, etc. Therefore, the character also means "Thoughtful", "Comprehensive", etc.
The small seal script of character Periphery is
The top is character Use, also similar to bronze script of character Periphery. The bottom is character Mouth.
The clerical script of character Periphery is
Similar to small seal script, but the top left is sealed, the inside vertical line doesn't go through all the horizontal lines.
The Pinyin of the character is Zhou1.
The character has many meanings: periphery, circle, comprehensive, even Week, and Zhou Dynasty. But Periphery is its original meaning.