In the series on the eye 目 mù, what can the formed character of the eye 目 and 亡 wáng ( meaning to flee, to lose, to die) mean? Simply blind.
The blind is indeed the one who has “lost” his eyes, or rather his sight. 亡 is above the eye 目 : 盲 máng.
We can notice that 亡 wáng also serves to provide a phonetic indication because the compound character has a sound close to máng.
13 June 2020