The phrase on the right, next to is theres some context. From what I found it means x處化 but idk what the 1st one means. Any help appreciated :)

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The three characters together (henceforth: 【XY化】) probably make up the name of a high-ranking military officer serving King Wǔ Dīng of Shāng, as can be gathered from numerous fragments. For example:

  • 《合集》5440 正


    Divination on the day of yǐsì, Oracle 㱿 asked: Will 【XY化】 support1 the king's affairs?

  • 《合集》6650 正


    Divination on the day of bǐngchén, Oracle 古 asked: Will 【XY化】 receive divine protection? On a day of wùzǐ, 30 days later, 【𢦏】 is defeated.

The fragments in your image are filled with records of 【XY化】 attacking () a tribe called 【⿱角廾】.


  1. 蔡哲茂《釋殷卜辭的(籫)字》
  2. 馮時《古文字與古史新論》p. 228

the rightest three characters are recorded in 甲骨文合集 5439正,5440正

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well, only the third one is recognised as “化”

the second one is treated as “冖” + “止”

the first one is not yet recognised (represented by t3, or t81) 😿

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have fun :)


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