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Meaning of 典

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Pinyin: diǎn
English Definition: canon; law; standard work of scholarship; literary quotation or allusion; ceremony; to be in charge of; to mortgage or pawn
Chinese Definition:
①可以作为标准的书籍:典籍。字典。词典。经典。引经据典。
②标准,法则:典章。典制。典故(a。典制和掌故;b。诗文里引用的古书中的故事或词句)。典范。典雅。典礼。典型。
③指典礼:盛典。大典。
④主持,主管:典试(主持科举考试之事)。典狱。
⑤活买活卖,到期可以赎:典卖。典押。典契。
⑥姓氏。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: Two hands holding a book
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] crooked, bent; wrong, false
    • [ ] eight; all around, all sides
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Example Words:
词典 [ diǎn ]: dictionary (of Chinese compound words); also written 辞典
古典 [ diǎn ]: classical
经典 [ jīng diǎn ]: the classics; scriptures; classical; classic (example, case etc); typical
典型 [ diǎn xíng ]: model; typical case; archetype; typical; representative
典礼 [ diǎn ]: celebration; ceremony
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