Chinese word for “heart” 心 comes from a penis

The website http://hanziyuan.net (originally ChineseEtymology.org) is phenomenal, and the amount of work put into it is impressive, but I think it’s pretty clear from the precursors that “heart” came from a depiction of a penis, which—let’s face it—is the real source of male emotion.

Sure looks like a penis above. And when you look below, it appears to be various perspectives of the penis. Someone was infatuated.

The precursors of this character that means “adultery” makes it clear that the heart character really comes from a depiction of a penis (see arrows). See how similar the scripts below resemble those in the previous table.

Jennifer Ball

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