Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 杲

We have mentioned 杲 in our last lesson. Have you tried to guess its meaning? Today we will reveal the answer.

As usual, we decompose the character 杲 to 日 (the Sun) on top of 木 (remember the original meaning of 木 in Oracle Script as tree). We have the aggregated meaning as : the Sun raised to be above the tree. What does that mean? Bright!

That is all. As usual we examine its evolution history to confirm our observation: (image taken from

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 杲
It is quite clear from above evolution history that current 杲 is pretty much the same as its ancient scripts.

Now let us enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 杲 inside:
仲偃仰天, 杲卿骂贼

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