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Meaning of 鞠

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Pinyin:
English Definition: surname Ju; to bring up; to rear; Taiwan pr. [ju2]
Chinese Definition:
①养育,抚养:鞠育。鞠养。
②弯曲:鞠躬。鞠躬尽瘁。
③大,穷极:鞠凶。
④幼小:鞠子(稚子)。
⑤穷困:“尔惟鞠自苦”。
⑥告诫:“陈师鞠旅”。
⑦古代的一种皮球:蹴鞠。
⑧姓氏。

Total strokes: 17; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (leather) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] leather, animal hide; to reform; to remove
    • [ ] handful
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Example Words:
鞠躬 [ gōng ]: to bow; (literary) to bend down
蹴鞠 [ ]: cuju, ancient Chinese football (soccer)
鞠躬尽力 [ gōng jìn ]: to bend to a task and spare no effort (idiom); striving to the utmost; same as 鞠躬尽瘁
鞠躬尽瘁 [ gōng jìn cuì ]: to bend to a task and spare no effort (idiom); striving to the utmost
鞠躬尽瘁,死而后已 [ gōng jìn cuì , ér hòu ]: to bend to a task and spare no effort unto one's dying day (idiom); striving to the utmost one's whole life; with every breath in one's body, unto one's dying day
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