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See also: 东隅

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east corner
trad. (東隅)
simp. (东隅)
Literally: “the eastern corner”.

EtymologyEdit

Used as a metaphor to describe the spot where the sun comes out; morning.

可謂東隅桑榆 [Classical Chinese, trad.][▼ expand/hide]
可谓东隅桑榆 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: c. 398 - 445: Fan Ye (范瞱), Book of Later Han, Scroll 17, The Biography of Feng Yi (後漢書˙卷十七˙馮異傳)
kěwèi shī zhī dōngyú, shōu zhī sāngyú [Pinyin]
It may be said that if one loses it in the morning, one gains it (back) at sunset.

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NounEdit

東隅

  1. morning; daybreak
  2. eastern side (of a room)

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