辰 a hoe

辰, a pictographic character resembling a hoe held by a hand, serves mainly as a phonetic component to form characters. 辰 also serves as a semantic component to express meanings related to farm work. Another version for the origin of辰 is that it resembled a farming tool made of seashells.  Continue reading “辰 a hoe”

Component 正 a foot walking towards a destination

正, an indicative character, originally meant: a foot is walking towards a destination. 正 is composed of 一, an indicative sign; and 止, a foot. 正 mainly serves as phonetic component to form characters.  Continue reading “Component 正 a foot walking towards a destination”