Meaning of 刘

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(Trad.: 劉)
Pinyin: liú
English Definition: surname Liu
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (knife) conveys the meaning.
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刘伯温 liú wēn Liu Bowen (1311-1375), general under the first Ming emperor Zhu Yuanzhang 朱元璋 , with a reputation as a military genius; also called Liu Ji 刘基
刘备 liú bèi Liu Bei (161-223), warlord at the end of the Han dynasty and founder of the Han kingdom of Shu 蜀汉 (c. 200-263), later the Shu Han dynasty
刘光第 liú guāng Liu Guangdi (1859-1898), one of the Six Gentlemen Martyrs 戊戌六君子 of the unsuccessful reform movement of 1898
刘公岛 liú gōng dǎo Liugong island in the Yellow sea
刘向 liú xiàng Liu Xiang (77-6 BC), Han Dynasty scholar and author
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