Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 焱

焱 is obviously composed of three 火, Chinese linguists believe that 焱 used to mean the same as 炎. However it was redundant to have two Chinese characters to mean the same thing. As 焱 originally meant big fire, it was then used to refer to the flames of a big fire. 

Let us check its Oracle Script and Seal Script.
Learn one Chinese Character a day - 焱
It is quite clear that structure of 焱 has been kept from Oracle Script till now.

焱 is to mean flames of fire.
And actually 焱 is now almost no longer in use. Its meaning of flame is now represented by another Chinese character 焰. We can get to 焰 when time is right.

Now let us enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 焱 inside:


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