Meaning of 祀

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English Definition: to sacrifice; to offer libation to
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (spirit) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ shì ] spirit
    • [ ] the hours from 9 to 11; 6th terrestrial branch
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Example Words
祭祀 to offer sacrifices to the gods or ancestors
奉祀 fèng to worship; to pay respects to (a deity, ancestor etc); (of a shrine or temple) to be dedicated to (a deity, ancestor etc)
祭天祀祖 tiān thanksgiving sacrifice offered to heaven and to the ancestors (idiom)
祀物 sacrificial objects
祀神 shén to offer sacrifices to the gods
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Example Sentences
The Twelve Great Aunts are deities worshipped alongside Chen Ching-ku, protective goddess of maternity; Taiwanese believe that they are invisible nursemaids to every child.
Therefore, my thesis intends to study An Shifang Songs and Jiaosi Songs from the point of literature, literature , history and political culture.
We forget that Socrates was famed for wisdom not because he was omniscient but because he realized at the age of seventy that he still knew nothing.
Development of official Yusi culture (sacrificial rite to pray for rain) in southern Fujian essentially an interaction of state, local community and local authorities.
It is argued that Yusi culture developed new trends and characteristics when the newly developed neo-Confucianism joined to that interaction.