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
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.
The wedding feast, which was held in a room of the old deserted villa, was far from being a festive occasion for the invited guests.
Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.
Dear Motherland, be thou my bed
This astronaut photograph shows the southern end of Paramushir Island after a snowfall.