Sunday, 25 September 2016

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 杳

Opposite to 杲, the character we will examine today is 杳: the Sun (日) falls under the tree (木), which is to represent following scene:
Sunsets under a tree - 杳

Now it is obvious to guess its meaning. 杳 should be related to dim, darkness and etc at sunsets.

杳 means Dim, or Dark.

And 杳 is eventually extended to mean Disappear.

As usual we will examine its evolution history to understand it better: (Image taken from
Learn one Chinese Character a day - 杳
Basically there is not many changes along the time, from its Bronze Script  till current 杳.

And let us enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 杳 inside:

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