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Meaning of 劫

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Pinyin: jié
English Definition: to rob; to plunder; to seize by force; to coerce; calamity; abbr. for 劫波 , from Sanskrit कल्प (kalpa)
Chinese Definition:
①强取,掠夺:劫掠。洗劫。劫道。劫富济贫。
②威逼,胁制:劫持(要挟,挟持)。劫制。
③灾难:劫数(佛教指注定的灾难)。劫难(nàn)。浩劫(大灾难)。遭劫。劫后余生。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (strength) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] to go away, to leave, to depart
    • [ ] strength, power; capability, influence
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Example Words
抢劫 qiǎng jié to rob; looting
劫持 jié chí to kidnap; to hijack; to abduct; to hold under duress
浩劫 hào jié calamity; catastrophe; apocalypse
劫难 jié nàn calamity
劫机 jié hijacking; air piracy
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