Meaning of 己

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English Definition: self; oneself; sixth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干 ; sixth in order; letter "F" or roman "VI" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc; hexa
Total strokes: 3; Radical:
Pictographic: A loom woven with thread
Character Formation:
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    • [ gōu ] secret, hidden, mysterious; small, minute; to conceal
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Example Words
自己 oneself; one's own
知己 zhī to know oneself; to be intimate or close; intimate friend
各抒己见 shū jiàn everyone gives their own view
一己 oneself
身不由己 shēn yóu without the freedom to act independently (idiom); involuntary; not of one's own volition; in spite of oneself
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