Meaning of 荆

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(Trad.: 荊)
Pinyin: jīng
English Definition: chaste tree or berry (Vitex agnus-castus); alternative name for the Zhou Dynasty State of Chu 楚国
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Ideographic: A plant armed with thorns
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • Above to below
      • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
      • [ kāi ] to open; to start, to initiate, to begin
    • [ dāo ] knife
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Example Words
荆棘 jīng thistles and thorns; brambles; thorny undergrowth
紫荆 jīng Chinese redbud (Cercis chinensis)
披荆斩棘 jīng zhǎn lit. to cut one's way through thistles and thorns (idiom); fig. to overcome all obstacles on the way; to break through hardships; to blaze a new trail
负荆请罪 jīng qǐng zuì lit. to bring a bramble and ask for punishment (idiom); fig. to offer sb a humble apology
荆山 jīng shān Thorny mountain (several); Mt Jingshan in Hubei
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Example Sentences
Vitex is useful in normalizing pituitary gland functions and the balance of progesterone and estrogen levels.
Chang Jing and the mountain railway, the two-Hangzhou Expressway to wear Habitat and that traffic is very convenient.
The oaks are still leafless, but daffodils are out everywhere, the gorse is spattered with yellow blossoms, and the tits and thrushes are singing their hearts out.