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Meaning of 宫

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(Trad.: 宮)
Pinyin: gōng
English Definition: palace; temple; castration (as corporal punishment); first note in pentatonic scale
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (roof) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ ] a musical note; surname
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Example Words:
宫殿 [ gōng diàn ]: palace; Classifiers:
冷宫 [ lěng gōng ]: (in literature and opera) a place to which a monarch banishes a wife or concubine who falls from favor; (fig.) the doghouse; a state of disfavor
子宫托 [ gōng tuō ]: pessary
宫位 [ gōng wèi ]: house (astrology)
打入冷宫 [ lěng gōng ]: to snub; to consign to the trash heap of history
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