Meaning of 宙

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Pinyin: zhòu
English Definition: eternity; (geology) eon
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (roof - the sky) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ yóu ] cause, reason; from
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Example Words:
宇宙 [ zhòu ]: universe; cosmos
宇宙飞船 [ zhòu fēi chuán ]: spacecraft
元古宙 [ yuán zhòu ]: pre-Cambrian (geological eon 2500-645m)
多元宇宙 [ duō yuán zhòu ]: multiverse (cosmology)
太古宙 [ tài zhòu ]: Archaean (geological eon before 2500m years ago)
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