Meaning of 侠

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(Trad.: 俠)
Pinyin: xiá
English Definition: knight-errant; brave and chivalrous; hero; heroic
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (person) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ jiā ] to support; to be wedged between
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Example Words
武侠 xiá martial arts chivalry (Chinese literary, theatrical and cinema genre); knight-errant
侠客 xiá chivalrous person; knight-errant
侠义 xiá chivalrous; chivalry; knight-errantry
大侠 xiá knight; swordsman; noble warrior; chivalrous hero
游侠 yóu xiá knight-errant
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Example Sentences
And for those guys out there who are going to be dragged to this by their wives and girlfriends because they were dragged to Iron Man and Indiana Jones, you can do a lot worse.
In early China, the existence of Xia was not seen to be a good thing.
Senator Stern: Our priority here is to have you turn over the Iron Man weapon to the American people.
Within the mythos of Iron Man, I don't think that's crazy.
Some notable attempts to turn superhero characters, including the Hulk and the Green Lantern, into movie franchises have also fallen short at the box office of late.