社稷

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shèjì
Zhuyin ㄕㄜˋ ㄐㄧˋ
IPA (key) /ʂɤ⁵¹⁻⁵³ t͡ɕi⁵¹/

Noun[edit]

社稷 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin shèjì)

  1. (archaic) the place where the emperor made sacrifices to the gods
  2. (archaic) (metaphorically) the nation; the country