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Meaning of 祀

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Pinyin:
English Definition: to sacrifice; to offer libation to
Chinese Definition:
①祭:祭祀。祀天。祀祖。
②中国殷代指年:十有三祀。
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (spirit) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ 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
More: 祀* | *祀 | *祀*
Example Sentences
1
He witnessed the impressive rites of the paschal service.
2
Worship heaven and worship ancestors were mixed together in ancient China.
3
The sacrificial rites are not only commemoratory activities, but originally the offerings to gods.
4
The Sui, Tang, song, yuan, Ming, Qing emperors have repeatedly by letter, worship not scrap.
5
"Fengshan" is a kind of ceremony of the monarch offering sacrifices to Heaven and earth.