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瀝酒

See also: 沥酒

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ChineseEdit

drip wine; liquor; spirits
trad. (瀝酒)
simp. (沥酒)

EtymologyEdit

Once wine to drips onto the floor, the drops cannot be put back into the cup. Therefore, this gesture symbolized the fact that once someone gave his pledge (or once a good thing happened), there was no turning back.

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

瀝酒

  1. (archaic) to allow wine to slowly drip onto the floor (as a gesture of well wishing or to make a promise)

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