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Meaning of 酉

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Pinyin: yǒu
English Definition: 10th earthly branch: 5-7 p.m., 8th solar month (8th September-7th October), year of the Rooster; ancient Chinese compass point: 270° (west)
Chinese Definition:
①地支的第十位,属鸡。
②用于计时:酉时(下午五点至七点)。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictographic: A vessel half-filled with wine
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酉时 yǒu shí 5-7 pm (in the system of two-hour subdivisions used in former times)
酉阳 yǒu yáng Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County in Chongqing
酉阳县 yǒu yáng xiàn Youyang Miao and Tujia autonomous county in Qianjiang suburbs of Chongqing municipality
酉鸡 yǒu Year 10, year of the Cock (e.g. 2005)
辛酉 xīn yǒu fifty-eighth year H10 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1981 or 2041
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