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Meaning of 剑

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(Trad.: 劍)
Pinyin: jiàn
English Definition: double-edged sword; Classifiers: ; classifier for blows of a sword
Chinese Definition:
①古代的一种兵器:宝剑。长剑。剑鞘。剑术。剑拔弩张(形容形势紧张,一触即发,后亦喻书法雄健)。刻舟求剑。
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (knife) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
击剑 jiàn fencing (sport)
宝剑 bǎo jiàn (double-edged) sword; Classifiers:
利剑 jiàn sharp sword
双刃剑 shuāng rèn jiàn double-edged sword (lit. and fig.)
佩剑 pèi jiàn sword; (fencing) saber
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