平 airflow passes and disperses

Component 平 airflow passes and disperses

In bronze inscriptions, it 平 is composed of 于 (airflow passing obstacles) and 八 (moving in separate directions). That’s to say, the airflow passes and disperses. Seal script suggests a comfortable(兮)and calm(一)tone. Regular script resembles an object with two equal halves. 平 serves as semantic component to form characters. 

Characters formed by the phonetic component 平

评/評 萍 坪 苹/蘋  枰 呯 玶 岼 泙 胓 蚲 鲆/鮃 with the same pronunciation píng

砰 怦 抨 匉 with the same pronunciation pēng

伻 秤 bēng chèng

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