Meaning of 酉

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Pinyin: yǒu
English Definition: 10th earthly branch: 5-7 p.m., 8th solar month (8th September-7th October), year of the Rooster; ancient Chinese compass point: 270° (west)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictographic: A vessel half-filled with wine
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Similar Characters: 西
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Example Words
酉时 yǒu shí 5-7 pm (in the system of two-hour subdivisions used in former times)
酉阳 yǒu yáng Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County in Chongqing
酉阳县 yǒu yáng xiàn Youyang Miao and Tujia autonomous county in Qianjiang suburbs of Chongqing municipality
酉鸡 yǒu Year 10, year of the Cock (e.g. 2005)
辛酉 xīn yǒu fifty-eighth year H10 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1981 or 2041
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Example Sentences
And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around.
That is why the discovery of telomerase has also led to new insights into cancer.
Three American scientists received the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering an enzyme that plays a key role in cellular health and aging.
The scientists discovered the workings of telomerase, an enzyme that produces tiny units of DNA that seal off the tips of chromosomes.