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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
古老 lǎo ancient; old; age-old
古城 chéng ancient city
古人 rén people from ancient times; the ancients; the late (i.e. person who has passed away)
考古 kǎo archaeology
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