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Learn one Chinese Character a day - "刀" (学习)

by sandodo(sandodo), 2015-11-21 11:28

published on wuwei.ca at 2015-11-21 11:28, topic link: http://wuwei.ca/index.php?id=33596

We have learnt Chinese numbers from One to Six as "一","二", “三”, "四","五", "六". Before we jump to Seven, it is better to know another Chinese character first - "刀".

You might wonder what is the meaning of "刀", and how is it related to Seven?

Anyway, let us check "刀" evolution history first:
[image]

"刀" it is a Pictograph character. Its Oracle script [image]was straightforward to show an image of following object:

刀 - Knife
[image]
Chinese ancestors cleverly leave the sharp edge invisible to actually show its sharpest edge of the weapon.

"刀" Seal script[image]has curved the handle shape, as it evolved to [image], the upper part of the knife handle is simplified out. [image] is quite close to what we are using now: "刀".

so "刀" means Knife. It is a cold weapon.

As usual, let us end this topic with a Chinese calligraphy art with "刀" inside.

饮马渡秋水,水寒风似刀
[image]
And you might still wonder why Knife is related to Chinese number Seven - "七". You will understand it after knowing the way how "七" is created.

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