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Meaning of 眉

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Pinyin: méi
English Definition: eyebrow; upper margin
Chinese Definition:
①眼上额下的毛:眉毛。眉宇(两眉上面的地方)。眉心。眉目。眉寿(长寿)。眉睫。扬眉吐气。
②书页上端的空白:书眉。眉批。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: Picture of hair above an eye
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ shī ] body, corpse
    • [ ] eye; to look, to see; division, topic
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Example Words:
眉毛 [ méi mao ]: eyebrow; Classifiers:
眉头 [ méi tóu ]: brows
三道眉草鹀 [ sān dào méi cǎo ]: (bird species of China) meadow bunting (Emberiza cioides)
不让须眉 [ ràng méi ]: (idiom) to compare favorably with men in terms of ability, bravery etc; to be a match for men; lit. not conceding to men (beard and eyebrows)
丢眉丢眼 [ diū méi diū yǎn ]: to wink at sb
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