Meaning of 俑

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Pinyin: yǒng
English Definition: wooden figures buried with the dead
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (person) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ yǒng ] path; river in Ningbo; Ningbo
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Example Words
兵马俑 bīng yǒng figurines of warriors and horses buried with the dead; Terracotta Army (historic site)
始作俑者 shǐ zuò yǒng zhě lit. the first person to bury funerary dolls (idiom); fig. the originator of an evil practice
陶俑 táo yǒng a pottery figurine buried with the dead
俑坑 yǒng kēng pit with funerary figures; pit containing terracotta warriors
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Example Sentences
Resembling an aircraft hangar, this section can be viewed from a walkway a few meters above the 6, 000-plus figures.
I saw some of the warriors in Atlanta and I too believe that they are the actual individuals.
In addition, another important discovery was that a few newly-unearthed terracotta warriors were richly colored.
"Take for instance, the discovery of the richly colored terracotta warriors gave us great confidence. I believe the future excavation will go smoothly, " Xu said.
An interesting relic of these times is a set of bronze figurines, the sexuality of the figures is not exaggerated.