Friday, 12 February 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 炙

Today we will get to learn a new Logical aggregates character 炙. It is composed of two parts - upperand bottom 火. I guess you should have a rough idea about the meaning of 炙 already as we should know that clearly refers to meat. Let us check its evolution history to confirm our guess. (image get from
Learn one Chinese Character a day - 炙
Looking at its Bronze Script , it did denote the same idea as what we are writing now. denotes skewered meat while is the drawing of fire in Bronze Script period.

It is very obvious that 炙 is to mean barbecue. And it is then extended to mean very hot (at the temperature at which meat is barbecued) as well.

Now let us enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 炙 inside:

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