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Meaning of 氏

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Total strokes: 4; Radical: ; Structure: 氏 + *
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  • Pinyin: shì

    English Definition: clan name; maiden name
    Chinese Definition:
    ①古代“姓”和“氏”分用。姓是总的,氏是分支,后来姓和氏不分,可以混用。
    ②古代称呼帝王贵族等,后称呼名人、专家:神农氏。太史氏。摄氏表。

    Example Words:
    摄氏度 shè shì ; °C (degrees Celsius)
    氏族 shì clan
    姓氏 xìng shì family name
    人氏 rén shì native; person from a particular place
    无名氏 míng shì anonymous (e.g. author, donor etc)
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  • Pinyin: zhī

    English Definition: see 月氏
    Chinese Definition:
    ①见“月氏”(yuèzhī):汉代西域国名。
    Example Words:
    阏氏 yān zhī formal wife of a Xiongnu chief during the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)
    月氏 yuè zhī ancient people of central Asia during the Han dynasty
    大月氏 yuè zhī the Greater Yuezhi, a branch of the Yuezhi 月氏 people of central Asia during the Han dynasty
    月氏人 yuè zhī rén Tokharian Indo-European people of central Asia; same as 吐火罗人
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