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Meaning of 旨

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Pinyin: zhǐ
English Definition: imperial decree; purport; aim; purpose
Chinese Definition:
①意义,目的:意旨。要旨。主旨。言近旨远。
②封建时代称帝王的命令:旨令。奉旨。
③美味:旨酒。甘旨。旨蓄(贮藏的美好食品)。

Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: A spoon aimed for the mouth
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] spoon, ladle; knife, dirk
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
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Example Words:
宗旨 [ zōng zhǐ ]: objective; aim; goal
主旨 [ zhǔ zhǐ ]: gist; main idea; general tenor; one's judgment
传旨 [ chuán zhǐ ]: issue a decree
奉旨 [ fèng zhǐ ]: on imperial orders
宏旨 [ hóng zhǐ ]: gist; main idea
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