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Meaning of 枚

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Pinyin: méi
English Definition: classifier for coins, rings, badges, pearls, sporting medals, rockets, satellites etc; tree trunk; whip; wooden peg, used as a gag for marching soldiers (old)
Chinese Definition:
①树干:伐其条枚。
②古代行军时防止士卒喧哗的用具,状如箸,衔在口中:“又如赴敌之兵,衔枚疾走,不闻号令,但闻人马之行声”。
③马鞭:以枚数阖(用马鞭指点着数门扇)。
④量词,相当于“个”,多用于形体小的东西:一枚别针。不胜枚举(一个一个地举不完)。
⑤姓氏。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ ] to rap, to tap; script; to let go
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Example Words
不胜枚举 shèng méi too numerous to mention individually or one by one
枚举 méi to enumerate
猜枚 cāi méi drinking game where one has to guess the number of small objects in the other player's closed hand
袁枚 yuán méi Yuan Mei (1716-1798), famous Qing poet and critic, one of Three great poets of the Qianlong era 乾嘉三大家
马工枚速 gōng méi Sima Xiangru is meticulous and Mei Gao is fast (idiom); to each his good points
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