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Meaning of 绅

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(Trad.: 紳)
Pinyin: shēn
English Definition: member of gentry
Chinese Definition:
①古代士大夫束腰的大带子,引申为束绅的人:绅束(用带子束腰,喻约束)。缙绅(旧时高官的装束,转用为官宦的代称)。
②旧称地方上有势力、有地位的人:绅士。乡绅。官绅。土豪劣绅。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (silk) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] silk; thread
    • [ shēn ] to report; to extend; to explain; to declare
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Example Words
绅士 shēn shì gentleman
乡绅 xiāng shēn a scholar or government official living in one's village; a village gentleman; squire
豪绅 háo shēn local despot
土豪劣绅 háo liè shēn local bosses, shady gentry (idiom); dominant local mafia
太平绅士 tài píng shēn shì Justice of the Peace (JP)
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