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丁字

ChineseEdit

(surname); 4th heavenly stem; a Chinese surname
 
letter; symbol; character; word
simp. and trad.
(丁字)

EtymologyEdit

  • The character , in this sense means -shaped, while the character just signifies a capital T shape. Literally, it could mean 丁-shaped.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

丁字

  1. T-shaped
    c. 1330 - 1400: Luo Guanzhong, Romance of the Three Kingdoms/Chapter 5
    丁字廝殺呂布 [MSC, trad.]
    丁字厮杀吕布 [MSC, simp.]
    Sān pǐ mǎ dīngzì ér sīshā. Zhàn dào sān shí hé, zhàn bù dǎo Lǚbù. [Pinyin]
    The three horses had now formed a "T" shape as they fought. After fighting for thirty bouts, they were unable to bring down Lü Bu.

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