Meaning of 颐

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(Trad.: 頤)
English Definition: cheek; lower cheek; chin; jaw; to nourish
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (head) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ chén ] minister, statesman, official, vassal
    • [ ] page, sheet, leaf
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Example Words:
伙颐 [ huǒ ]: variant of 夥颐
周敦颐 [ zhōu dūn ]: Zhou Dunyi (1017-1073), Song dynasty neo-Confucian scholar
夥颐 [ huǒ ]: (literary) very many; wow! (an exclamation of surprise and admiration)
大块朵颐 [ kuài duǒ ]: to chew on a large slab (idiom); a large mouthful is hard to chew; to tuck into a great meal
大快朵颐 [ kuài duǒ ]: to gorge oneself; to eat heartily (idiom)
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