Meaning of 鼎

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Pinyin: dǐng
English Definition: ancient cooking cauldron with two looped handles and three or four legs; pot (dialect); to enter upon a period of (classical); Kangxi radical 206; one of the 64 hexagrams of the Book of Changes
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictographic: A cauldron on its bronze tripod
Character Formation:
  • Surround from below
    • [ ] eye; to look, to see; division, topic
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Example Words:
一言九鼎 [ yán jiǔ dǐng ]: one word worth nine sacred tripods (idiom); words of enormous weight
九鼎 [ jiǔ dǐng ]: the Nine Tripod Cauldrons, symbol of state power, dating back to the Xia Dynasty
人声鼎沸 [ rén shēng dǐng fèi ]: lit. a boiling cauldron of voices (idiom); hubbub; brouhaha
刀锯鼎镬 [ dāo dǐng huò ]: knife, saw and cauldron; ancient instruments of torture; fig. torture
问鼎 [ wèn dǐng ]: to aspire to the throne; to aim at (the first place etc)
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