November 15, 2019 0

[CC EN] 相 (mutually) | 汉字趣谈 (Story of Chinese Characters) 099

[CC EN] 相 (mutually) | 汉字趣谈 (Story of Chinese Characters) 099


Hello everyone Today, A Little will share with you a Chinese character “xiang” A tree plus an eye “Xiàng mìng xiāng jiàn” What does this mean of the character? Now I will demonstrate and share with you. This word is combined ideogram The word is composed of these two words. Composed of a wood and an eye On Oracle bones, There are many different forms of the character I chose four of them, one is like this. There is also a form written like this An eye above and a tree below There is also a wood next to it on the left  Eye on the right The third form is written like this The fourth form is written on top. What do these four forms mean? Why is this structure? The first form indicates that the ancients climbed to the height of the tree. Climb to the top of the tree, look forward, reconnaissance, warning, and whistle. See where there are prey or enemies. any dangerous? Ascend to the top, watching The second and third forms are a left and right structure Trees and eyes are arranged in a row It means that the tree has been cut down. Looking at this wood The length of the tree, the thickness, the straightness, the decay, etc. Under careful observation, reviewing timber The fourth form is also a top and bottom structure The wood is above and the eye is on the bottom What does it mean? That is to say, the ancient ancestors entered the forest to take wood. Need to look up from the bottom up with the eyes Observing the texture of the trees, the thickness, the curvature, the distribution of the tree nodes, etc. This is very interesting. Different eyes and trees represent different meanings The ancients created this word The writing is the subtlety of observation The ancients were great. On Bronze script, Its are basically the same as Oracle bones. Bronze script is written like this. This is a form of the character. The second form is to write it like this In the third form of the character is written like this In the fourth form is written like this These four form of the character on Bronze script, They are all left and right structure. Trees are on the left The eye is on the right The whole four glyphs are similar Small Seal script is inherited from Oracle bones. It is written like this Small Seal script is written like this. This is how it is written on Clerical script. “Ju Yanhan” like this In Juyan Hanjian, it is written like this This is how it is written on Regular script. The original meaning of this word is to look carefully Is an observation of the external appearance of a person or object In “Han Feizi. Say Lin” “Bólè jiào qí suǒ zēng zhě xiāng qiānlǐ zhī mǎ jiào qí suǒ ài zhě xiāng númǎ” What is it? The ancient man who is good at the horse. Bole can tell whether the horse is a good horse or a bad one. In ancient times, it was the highest official who supported the monarch in charge of state affairs. Called the prime minister This phase is sometimes used for some indescribable Abstract relationship between certain things For example, divinatory symbols in “Yijing” and “Wū xiāng” in the Buddhist scriptures. In chess “Chē mǎ pào jiàngshì xiāng” “Xiàng mìng” has the meaning of watching carefully. From Oracle bones to Regular script, Its shape has basically not changed, and basically not changed. That’s all for the character “xiang” Thank you for watching

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