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I am trying to identify these artist seal meaning, if anyone can help it would be much appreciated.I have tried researching this myself but to no avail

https://i.stack.imgur.com/XnuIu.jpg

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The seal says「萅」, which is one of the earlier forms of「春」(spring).


「春」(Mandarin Pinyin: chūn, spring) was originally constructed from simultaneously semantic and phonetic「屯」(tún, picture of a sprouting plant), and various other optionally present semantic components including「木」(picture of a tree),「屮・艸」(grass, plants, vegetation), and「日」(sun), inferring sun shining on newly sprouting vegetation > spring. The surviving glyph「春」is from an original combination of「艸・艹」,「日」, and「屯」.



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In the above character,「艸」is split into two「屮」, which surround「日」, all on the left hand side.「屯」is the portion found on the right.

  • The combination of「艸」and「日」here survives as a component in a few characters, e.g. the left hand side of「朝」.

Later on, the components were subject to various changes:


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    incredible. recognise the character from such low resolution picture :) – 水巷孑蠻 Jul 1 at 10:52
  • @水巷孑蠻 do you have any other ideas? the character in the photo seems to be missing a stroke for it to be 萅. – droooze Jul 1 at 11:52
  • well, with a structure ⿳; 艸 as the top, 日 as the bottom, not many choices: 著, 萫, 萶, 萻 & 蓍. as usual, without any further evidences, clearer pictures; i support your finding :) – 水巷孑蠻 Jul 1 at 12:06

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