Meaning of 锲

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(Trad.: 鍥)
Pinyin: qiè
English Definition: to cut; to carve; to engrave; to chisel; fig. to chisel away at
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Ideographic: Something engraved in metal ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ ] deed, bond, contract; to engrave
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Example Words
锲而不舍 qiè ér shě to chip away at a task and not abandon it (idiom); to chisel away at sth; to persevere; unflagging efforts
More: 锲* | *锲 | *锲*
Example Sentences
If one is not sated with food all day long nor gives up his efforts lightly, but sticks to something with perseverance and persistence, he is sure to be prominent and extraordinary in the end.