Meaning of 筌

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Pinyin: quán
English Definition: bamboo fish trap
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bamboo) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhú ] bamboo; flute
    • [ quán ] whole, entire, complete; to preserve
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Example Words:
得鱼忘筌 [ wàng quán ]: lit. catch fish then forget the trap (idiom, from Zhuangzi 庄子 ); fig. to take help for granted
不落言筌 [ luò yán quán ]: to grasp a passage without clinging to a too-literal interpretation (idiom)
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