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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:
上方宝剑 [ shàng fāng bǎo jiàn ]: imperial sword (giving bearer plenipotentiary powers); imperial Chinese version of 007 licensed to kill
佩剑 [ pèi jiàn ]: sword; (fencing) saber
利剑 [ jiàn ]: sharp sword
刻舟求剑 [ zhōu qiú jiàn ]: lit. a notch on the side of a boat to locate a sword dropped overboard (idiom); fig. an action made pointless by changed circumstances
刘剑峰 [ liú jiàn fēng ]: Liu Jianfeng (1936-), second governor of Hainan
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