Wednesday, 31 January 2018

虎 | hǔ

In Mandarin Chinese, (Pinyin: ) means “tiger”. The Tiger is one of the twelve-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac and is associated with the earthly branch .

According to Wiktionary,

represents the tiger’s head. The torso has disappeared and the legs and the tail have transformed into in the small seal script and later in the clerical script.
As is the case with , many historical forms of look more like an animal standing on its tail.

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