Han character edit
Glyph origin edit
|Historical forms of the character 亖|
|Shang||Western Zhou||Spring and Autumn||Warring States||Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)||Liushutong (compiled in Ming)|
|Bronze inscriptions||Oracle bone script||Bronze inscriptions||Bronze inscriptions||Bronze inscriptions||Chu slip and silk script||Shizhoupian script||Transcribed ancient scripts|
Ideogram (指事) - four parallel lines. Quadruplication of 一. Compare 二 and 三. Firstly appeared in oracle bone script and commonly used before Qin Dynasty. It became obsolete after the standardization of writing in the Qin dynasty.
|For pronunciation and definitions of 亖 – see 四 (“four; four directions; all directions; etc.”).|
(This character, 亖, is an ancient form of 四.)
Usage notes edit
Non-standard variant of 四.