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Meaning of 枚

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Pinyin: méi
English Definition: classifier for coins, rings, badges, pearls, sporting medals, rockets, satellites etc; tree trunk; whip; wooden peg, used as a gag for marching soldiers (old)
Chinese Definition:
①树干:伐其条枚。
②古代行军时防止士卒喧哗的用具,状如箸,衔在口中:“又如赴敌之兵,衔枚疾走,不闻号令,但闻人马之行声”。
③马鞭:以枚数阖(用马鞭指点着数门扇)。
④量词,相当于“个”,多用于形体小的东西:一枚别针。不胜枚举(一个一个地举不完)。
⑤姓氏。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ ] to rap, to tap; script; to let go
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Example Words:
不胜枚举 [ shèng méi ]: too numerous to mention individually or one by one
不可枚举 [ méi ]: innumerable (idiom)
枚乘 [ méi chéng ]: Mei Cheng (-c. 140 BC), Han dynasty poet
枚卜 [ méi ]: to choose officials by divination (archaic); to practice divination without a definite question
枚举 [ méi ]: to enumerate
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