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Meaning of 艮

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    • Pinyin: gěn
      English Definition: blunt; tough; chewy
      Example Words:
      勃艮第 gěn Burgundy (Bourgogne), kingdom during medieval period, now region of France
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    • Pinyin: gèn
      English Definition: one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦 , symbolizing mountain; ☶; ancient Chinese compass point: 45° (northeast)
      Chinese Definition:
      ①八卦之一,代表山。
      ②古代指时辰:“若依然葬书,多用乾、艮二时,并是近半夜,此即文与礼违。”
      ③指东北方:艮维。
      ④姓氏。

      Example Words:
      儒艮 gèn dugong
      艮苦冰凉 gèn bīng liáng stark poverty; great misery; ruthless; relentless; merciless (idiom)
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    Example Sentences
    1
    He put it too sharply.
    2
    1978
    Do you have Red Burgundy 1978?
    3
    A genus of the family Dugongidae comprising only Steller's sea cow .
    4
    We were lucky that it was fine that day and we were able to see the sunrise.
    5
    广
    You insult the Queen of Burgund in public with these lies?