Meaning of 筵

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Pinyin: yán
English Definition: bamboo mat for sitting
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bamboo) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhú ] bamboo; flute
    • [ yán ] to defer, to delay, to postpone; to extend, to prolong; surname
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Example Words
筵席 yán banquet; mat for sitting
筵宴 yán yàn feast; banquet
喜筵 yán wedding banquet; congratulatory feast
寿筵 shòu yán birthday banquet
盛筵 shèng yán grand banquet
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Example Sentences
Era' feast of yard villa.
Dear Motherland, be thou my bed
Four major volcanic centers create this part of the island.
On the thirteenth day of the month Adar; and on the fourteenth day of the same rested they, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.