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Meaning of 古

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Pinyin:
English Definition: ancient; old; paleo-
Chinese Definition:
①时代久远的,过去的,与“今”相对:古代。古稀(人七十岁的代称,源于杜甫《曲江》“人生七十古来稀”)。古典。古风。古训。古道(a.指古代的道理;b.古朴;c.古老的道路)。
②古体诗的简称:五古(五言古诗)。七古(七言古诗)。
③姓氏。

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Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: Words passing through ten mouths
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ shí ] ten, tenth; complete; perfect
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words:
古代 [ dài ]: ancient times; olden times
古典 [ diǎn ]: classical
名胜古迹 [ míng shèng ]: historical sites and scenic spots
考古 [ kǎo ]: archaeology
古怪 [ guài ]: eccentric; grotesque; oddly; queer
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