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简体Simplified = 繁体Traditional: 婚
拼音Pinyin: hūn
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小篆Seal Character: 

字形分析Character Analysis:
会意、形声字,从女、从昏,亦从昏声。
婚is a Logical Aggregate and Phonetic Compound at the same time, formed from two semantic indicators of 女(literally means a female) and昏(literally means an evening; a dusk) and 昏(hūn) is also defined as its phonetic component.

本义original meaning:
结婚,男女结为夫妻 wed, marry; wedding, marriage

Lily explains  婚 like this:
That's because in ancient China, it's in the evening when the wedding ceremony took place, and after that bride and groom would become a married couple.
A further explanation can be based on the traditional concept of 阴阳(yīn yáng). "The concept of yin and yang (Traditional Chinese:陰陽; Simplified Chinese:阴阳) originates in ancient Chinese philosophy and metaphysics, which describes two primal opposing but complementary forces found in all things in the universe. Yin, the darker element, is passive, dark, feminine, downward-seeking, and corresponds to the night; yang, the brighter element, is active, light, masculine, upward-seeking and corresponds to the day. The pair probably goes back to ancient agrarian religion; it exists in Confucianism, and it is prominent in Taoism, though the words yin and yang only appear once in the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Lao Tse, Laozi, Lao Tze). Yin and yang are complementary opposites rather than absolutes. Most forces in nature can be broken down into its respective yin and yang states, and the two are usually in movement rather than held in absolute stasis." (Quoted from Thai Exotic Treasures at http://www.thaiexotictreasures.com/yin_yang.html) Therefore, women, classified as Yin, should get married at dust when the sun goes down.

 

Other's comment

Reviewer:   emin
chinese characters evolution

Reviewer:   jamil
i want to learn few words for the new year

Reviewer:   Leloush
i dont get it

Reviewer:   translatorvasan
conducting the wedding ceremony in the evening prevails in many parts of India too. It is quite understandable.

Reviewer:   John Collett
married at dust ?

Reviewer:   MMbQoA5Bt89
Created the greatest artlices, you have.
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