匚 is a pictographic character depicting a box. It serves as a semantic component to form characters. Continue reading “匚 a box”
己 is a pictographic character, resembling a curved rope. 己 mainly serves as a phonetic component to form characters and also serves as a semantic component to express things related to a baby or infant. Continue reading “己 a curved rope”
于 is a pictographic character. In oracle bone, the character depicts the airflow passing obstacles. For its original meaning, there are also other different versions. 于 serves as a phonetic component to form characters. Continue reading “Component 于 airflow passing obstacles”
包, cognate of 胞, is a pictographic character. 包 originally meant a fetus in the embryonic membranes, a meaning later replaced by 胞.
聿, cognate of 筆(笔), originally a writing brush. In oracle bone script and bronze script, 聿 was like a hand hold a writing brush. It serves as phonetic as well as semantic component to form characters. Continue reading “Component 聿 writing brush”