Meaning of 恸

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(Trad.: 慟)
Pinyin: tòng
English Definition: grief
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: Moving and sad ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
    • [ dòng ] to move, to happen; movement, action
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Example Words
悲恸 bēi tòng mournful
哀恸 āi tòng to be deeply grieved
抚尸恸哭 shī tòng to weep over a corpse (idiom)
伏尸恸哭 shī tòng to wail over a corpse (idiom)
捶胸大恸 chuí xiōng tòng to beat one's breast and cry bitterly (idiom)
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Example Sentences
Small sorrow speak; great one is silent.
The new king was so hurtful by the true story
And the king also and all his servants wept very bitterly.
A kindly word in grief's dark hour.
And they kissed one another and wept with one another, David weeping the most.