Let us examine its evolution history first and you can give it a guess. ( image get from http://www.vividict.com )
|Learn one Chinese Character a day - 木|
Bronze Script , Seal Script continues its Oracle Script, while Clerical Script faded away the branches with a "一" to get what are using today: "木".
There are many interesting characters created with "木", like "本"， “末”， “林”， “森”， “休”. I will leave them for you to guess their meaning before we get back to them in the future.
Now it is time to enjoy a Chinese Calligraphy with "木" inside.
In our next lesson, we will learn "东" in Simplified Chinese or "東" Traditional Chinese. Its Oracle Script is . What will be its meaning while talking about directions?
Along the way you are learning Chinese characters with us, you would probably join me to dislike Simplified Chinese characters as they have lost the essence of our Chinese characters.