摸 when it gets dark one grope his/her way

The sun sets in the bushes when the night falls. This was the original meaning of 莫. 暮 was created to substitute 莫 for that meaning and the meaning of 莫 was changed to “no/not/none”

A person can’t see clearly when the sun sets in the bushes, so he needs to 摸feel/touch/grope for to find out the way.

The meaning of 摸 in modern Chinese

1. (轻抚) to feel, 大理石摸起来很光滑。Marble is smooth to the touch.  摸孩子的脸 stroke a child’s face

2. (探取) to fish for,  她从口袋里摸出一个硬币 She fished out a coin from one’s pocket 

3. (探求) to sound out,  摸摸他对这一问题的看法 sound him out on this matter;  摸出一套记新词的方法 test out a number of methods for memorizing new words

4. (摸索) to grope for in the dark,  妈妈在黑暗中摸找开关  mom felt about in the dark for the light switch

Set phrases with 摸

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