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Meaning of 垓

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Pinyin: gāi
English Definition: boundary
Chinese Definition:
①荒远之地,一方广大区域:垓埏(极远的地方)。“天子居九垓之田”。垓极(荒远之外)。
②界限:垓坫(边界)。重(chóng)垠累(l噄)垓(重重的限制)。
③古代数名,指一万万。
④古同“陔”,层,阶次。
⑤指战场、陆地:垓心(战地中心)。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (earth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
    • [ hài ] 12th terrestrial branch; used in transliterations
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Example Words:
垓下 [ gāi xià ]: ancient place name, in Anhui province
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