Meaning of 祭

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Ideographic: Hand holding meat over an altar
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      • meat, flesh; organic compound
      • [ cùn ] inch; small, tiny
    • [ shì ] altar; ceremony; to show, to demonstrate
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: to offer a sacrifice to (gods or ancestors); memorial ceremony; (in classical novels) to recite an incantation to activate a magic weapon; (lit. and fig.) to wield
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    祭祀 to offer sacrifices to the gods or ancestors
    祭奠 diàn to offer sacrifices (to one's ancestors); to hold or attend a memorial service
    祭祖 to offer sacrifices to one's ancestors
    祭坛 tán altar
    祭品 pǐn offering
    More: 祭* | *祭 | *祭*
  • Pinyin: zhài
    English Definition: surname Zhai
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Example Sentences
This is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?
Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin offering: they shall also prepare a young bullock, and a ram out of the flock, without blemish.