This week’s character is 光 (gwong1) which means “light”.
I love the origins of this character, which has two components:
- the top component is 火 (fo2) for “fire”, and
- the bottom component is 儿 (jan4), an old way of writing 人 (jan4) which means “person”.
So there is “light” when a person carries fire!
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