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handle; (a measure word); (marker for direct-object); to hold; to contain; to grasp; to take hold of
 
type; form; pattern; style
simp. and trad.
(把式)
variant forms 把勢把势

EtymologyEdit

From Mongolian ᠪᠠᠭᠰᠢ (baɣsi, master, trainer, teacher) or Manchu ᠪᠠᡴᠰᡳ (baksi, scholar), in turn from Chinese 博士 (MC pwɑk̚ d͡ʒɨX, “master”).

Compare 把戲把戏 (bǎxì, “circus tricks; cheap tricks”).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

把式

  1. martial arts
  2. master; expert
  3. (dialectal) skill; talent

SynonymsEdit

  • (skill):

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