Our character today is 早, which is composed of 日 and 十. What does it mean though? Very hard to guess. Let us check its ancient scripts to see whether we can get more ideas. (image taken from http://vividict.com)
|Learn one Chinese Character a day - 早|
Oracle Script of 早 - means (the sun) is just above (grass). While its Seal Script shows its meaning even better: (the sun) is just starting to shine as the seed starts to sprout (). When is that? Morning of a day.
Now as usual let us enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 早 inside: