I understand that the current meaning of 己 is "oneself", which is different to its original meaning. Now I am curious about the history of the character.
I found different opinions regarding 己's glyph origin:
I also tried to look for information regarding the original meaning of 己, and one source said it is "to sort out". If that is the case, I still do not understand how an ideogram of a skein of silk/thread or loom was being used to express the meaning of "to sort out".
This is my first post here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! :-)