A man is shot with an arrow and he gets injured

A man is shot with an arrow

一个人中箭了 A man is shot with an arrow and he gets injured, so he has to stay in bed to recuperate.

疾

The oracle bone script of 疾 vividly expresses how a person is injured by an arrow. This is how the character was created.

『說文解字』

病也。从疒矢聲。,古文疾。籀文疾。秦悉切

段玉裁说文解字注》:“矢能伤人,矢之去甚速,故从矢会意。”本义:受兵伤。泛指疾病

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