Meaning of 荫

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(Trad.: 廕, 蔭)
Pinyin: yìn
English Definition: variant of , shade; shade
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Ideographic: Shade provided by a tree ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ yīn ] the female principle; dark, shaded; hidden, implicit, secret
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Example Words
荫凉 yìn liáng shady and cool
庇荫 yìn to give shade (of a tree etc); to shield
封妻荫子 fēng yìn (of a deserving official) to grant his wife a title and make his son heir to his titles
荫蔽 yìn to be shaded or concealed by foliage; to conceal; hidden; covert; shade (of a tree)
张荫桓 zhāng yìn huán Zhang Yinhuan (1837-1900), late Qing politician and senior Chinese diplomat
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Example Sentences
Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness.
In some spheres the shadow condition is the condition of greatest growth.
He came out of the shadow of the bush and blinked in the sun.
Team A looked for a shady place that some trees could give shade.