Meaning of 笞

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Pinyin: chī
English Definition: to whip with bamboo strips
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bamboo) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhú ] bamboo; flute
    • [ tái ] platform; unit; term of address
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Example Words
鞭笞 biān chī to flog; to lash; to whip; to urge or goad along
榜笞 bàng chī to beat; to flog; to whip
笞刑 chī xíng whipping with bamboo strips (as corporal punishment)
笞掠 chī lüè to flog
笞挞 chī to flog; to whip
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Example Sentences
Do not make a rod for your own Back.
God himself chastens not with a rod but with time.
Extended gauntlet seals over jacket cuff for superior warmth.
The seaman was colted by the captain for the mistake.
I think you need a good old-fashioned spanking and I'm going to give you one.