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Meaning of 圭

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Pinyin: guī
English Definition: (old) jade tablet (a ceremonial badge of rank)
Chinese Definition:
①古代帝王或诸侯在举行典礼时拿的一种玉器,上圆(或剑头形)下方:圭角(jiǎo)(圭的棱角,喻锋芒)。
②古代测日影的器具:圭表(a.测日影的器具;b.标准)。圭臬(指标准、法度,如“奉为圭圭”)。
③古代容量单位(一升的十万分之一):圭撮(喻小量)。圭勺。
④古代重量单位,十圭重一铢,二十四铢重一两,十六两重一斤。
⑤洁:圭田(古代卿大夫供祭祀用的田)。

Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: A stack of tablets
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    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
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圭亚那 guī Guyana
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