Meaning of 纣

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(Trad.: 紂)
Pinyin: zhòu
English Definition: saddle crupper (harness strap on horse's back)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (thread) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
商纣王 shāng zhòu wáng King Zhou of Shang (11th century BC), notorious as a cruel tyrant
助纣为虐 zhù zhòu wéi nüè lit. helping tyrant Zhou 商纣王 in his oppression (idiom); fig. to take the side of the evildoer; giving succor to the enemy
武王伐纣 wáng zhòu King Wu of Zhou 周武王
桀纣之恶 jié zhòu zhī è The devil is not as black as painted. (idiom)
纣辛 zhòu xīn Zhou Xin (c. 11th century BC), last king of the Shang dynasty
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Example Sentences
It was something that happens once in the blue moon.
The dance "Dawu"was composed by the Duke of Zhou after Emperor Wu successfully overthrew the Shang Dynasty.
Jie and Zhou led on the kingdom with violence, and people followed them.
King of Wen obtained peace by the means of forgiveness and tolerance; King of Wu crusaded against State of Zhou and made a clean sweep of it to emancipate people.
Wuwu in Yizhoushu is Suye, the second movement of Dawu, which sings the praise of the deeds that King Wu conquered King Zhou.