Meaning of 臬

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Pinyin: niè
English Definition: guidepost; rule; standard; limit; target (old)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Ideographic: A notice posted on a tree
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] self; private, personal; from
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
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Example Words
奉为圭臬 fèng wéi guī niè to take as a guiding principle (idiom)
兀臬 niè variant of 杌陧
臬台 niè tái provincial judge (in imperial China)
臬氧 niè yǎng ozone (O3); erroneous form of 臭氧
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Example Sentences
Are you going to the beach this saturday afternoon?
They exude the stale mustiness of library bookshelves without the passion of the great literature those libraries contain.
I can't even begin to imagine what it must have been like in the trenches, living amongst the stench of death and knowing that at any moment it may be your last.
He then summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers , judges, magistrates and all the other provincial officials to come to the dedication of the image he had set up.
Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.