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iamselling2u
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Registered: ‎04-02-2008

Chinese character what does it mean, help on ID please

Hi, Can you identify this Chinese character? Thanks Kim

 

 

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gopetersen
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Re: Chinese character what does it mean, help on ID please

in reply to iamselling2u

It's similar to longevity but if that's what it is, there's some artistic interpretation to make it look nice with a circle.

 

There are a couple of extra (up-out) strokes on the main crossbar in the middle, and the bottom left isn't quite a box shape but... it's calligraphy and it's an artistic piece of jewelry (nice chain), so it might be longevity. A native Chinese speaker could probably confirm whether it's that or something close to that.

 

 

jivvy
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Re: Chinese character what does it mean, help on ID please

in reply to iamselling2u

I think it is "longevity," but we're seeing the back of the piece.

gopetersen
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Re: Chinese character what does it mean, help on ID please

in reply to jivvy

LOL!

 

Of course, it is flipped over. That makes the strokes on the bottom correct. The extra tick-marks on the long crossbar are probably to stabilize the thin sculptural parts.

deepseashadow
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Registered: ‎11-12-2006

Re: Chinese character what does it mean, help on ID please

in reply to gopetersen

not longeity

HINC HVMILIBVS VENIA


HINC RETRIBVTO SVPERBIS















MISERICORDIAS DOMINI IN AETERNVM CANTABO AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM
jivvy
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Re: Chinese character what does it mean, help on ID please

in reply to deepseashadow

What indicators do you have to support that view or is it a general guess?

 

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Just kidding, I know, I know.  Google translate told you something different.