What does this symbol mean? I am reading a book about the Toa te ching. ?
- magix151Lv 75 months ago
It is probably just a signature stamp.
- AndrewLv 75 months ago
It probably doesn't have any meaning at all. It looks remarkably similar to an East Asian name stamp - they're common in China, Korea, and Japan. People use them for official documents in place of a signature. The design is etched into a circular pen-like stick or onto the bottom of a square shaped stamp that can be dipped in ink and pressed onto official documents. Because so many people in East Asia share the same surname - for example in Korea where Kims, Lees and Paks comprise over fifty percent of the population, name stamps can help distinguish one person from another because two people can both be called Kim Min-Woo but leave their mark using a different design. Most are meaningless glyphs - random patterns of lines and swirls meant only to differ from the others in existence. There's no more meaning to them then there is meaning to the letters in the Roman Alphabet or the individual Arabic Numerals.