|Learn one Chinese Character a day – 女|
Bronze Script is the lady wearing a hairpin. A typical hairpin with its usage is shown below. It can be a proof that living standard during Bronze Script period had been improved a lot from Oracle Script period.
Clerical Script was very likely a continuation of from Warring State Era. It was then further transformed to our current way of writing - "女".
So "女" means a lady.
"女" also means woman.
"女" can also be used to mean unmarried young girl.
After "女" was created, it was used as a commonly used radical to help to create many more Chinese characters. We will see one in our next lesson.
Now it is time to enjoy a Chinese calligraphy as usual: