Friday, 26 August 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 早

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
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.

Modern form of 早 is the continuation of .

Now as usual let us enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 早 inside:

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