Today we move on to another character related to 門 - 開, whose Simplified version is 开. 開 clearly demonstrates its relationship with 門.
What does 开 | 開 mean then? A bit hard with its current form. Let us see whether we can get some help from its ancient scripts:
|Learn one Chinese Character a day - 开 | 開|
Yes, 开 | 開 means "to open".
And as the drawing of also contains the meaning of "start to open the door", 開 means "to start" too.
Since we need to operate 闩 to open the door, 開 contains the meaning of "to operate" as well.
That is pretty much all for 开 | 開, now it is time for us to enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 开 | 開 inside: