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Meaning of 筵

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Pinyin: yán
English Definition: bamboo mat for sitting
Chinese Definition:
①竹席:筵席。
②酒席:喜筵。寿筵。
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
1
Era' feast of yard villa.
2
Dear Motherland, be thou my bed
3
Four major volcanic centers create this part of the island.
4
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.
5
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.