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ChineseEdit

 
to do; to manage; to handle; to play with; to fool with; to mess with; to fix; to toy with; lane; alley
clay spindle whorl
simp. and trad.
(弄瓦)
 
Spindle whorl.

EtymologyEdit

In ancient times, girls were given spindle whorls as toys, in the hope that they will become proficient in weaving when they grow up.

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VerbEdit

弄瓦

  1. (literary) to give birth to a girl

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