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.
Character Formation:
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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
They are wooden figurines of Warring States Period.
Student drawings of China's iconic terra cotta army hung in the hallway.
Tomb figures in different regions have different characteristics.
One of Mum's ceramic angel figurines fell from the knick-knack shelf.
I saw some of the warriors in Atlanta and I too believe that they are the actual individuals.