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Meaning of 饥

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(Trad.: 飢)
Pinyin:
English Definition: hungry
Chinese Definition:
①用本义。荒年,五谷无收。[例]五谷不熟谓之饥。——《墨子·七患》。[例]降丧饥馑。——《诗·小雅·雨无止》。[例]齐尝大饥,道旁饿死者不可数也。——《韩非子·外储说右上》。[例]凶年饥发,君之民老弱转乎沟壑。——《孟子·梁惠王下》。[例]四时不出,天下大饥。——《淮南子·天文》。[例]今山东饥馑,人庶相食。——《汉书·翼奉传》。[合]饥荒;饥馁(饥饿);饥时得一口(紧要处得人救济,恩德深厚);饥氓(逃荒的人);饥岁(荒年)。
②(动)∶通“飢”。吃不饱,饿。[例]黎民不饥不寒。——《孟子·梁惠王上》。[例]宁一月饥,无一旬饿。——《淮南子·说山训》。[例]牛困人饥日已高。——唐·白居易《卖炭翁》。[例]饥渴而顿踣。——唐·柳宗元《捕蛇者说》。[例]风雨霜露饥寒颠踣。——清·洪亮吉《治平篇》。
③姓氏。

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Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (food) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shí ] food; to eat
    • [ ] small table; how many; a few, some
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Example Words
饥饿 è hunger; starvation; famine
饥荒 huāng crop failure; famine; debt; difficulty
充饥 chōng to allay one's hunger
饥渴 hungry and thirsty; (fig.) to crave (knowledge, love etc)
如饥似渴 to hunger for sth (idiom); eagerly; to long for sth
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