Monday, 25 March 2019

Learn one Chinese Character a day - 角

Looking at the character 角, it seems impossible to guess its meaning with its current form. Let us see what we can get from its evolution history: (image taken from
evolution history of 角
 Now looking at its Oracle scripts  and , and especially its Bronze script , They look much like what they draw, as shown below:

Yes, 角 is the drawing of a horn of a buffalo or sheep.

Since 角 has sharp tip, it also used to represent something that is at a corner or with sharp tip. For example 角落.

Since angle in mathematics looks like a 角 in shape, angle is called 角 in Chinese, for example triangle is called 三角形.

That is all for 角. Time to enjoy a Chinese calligraphy with 角 inside:

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