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handle; (a measure word); (marker for direct-object); to hold; to contain; to grasp; to take hold of
 
trick; drama; play; show
trad. (把戲)
simp. (把戏)

EtymologyEdit

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

Compare 把式 (bǎshì, “martial arts; master”).

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NounEdit

把戲

  1. acrobatics; jugglery
  2. cheap trick; game

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