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|root of lotus||
absolutely; decidedly (in negative constructions); break; to judge
|silk; thread; trace||
(surname); even; as; join; to link; successively
Literally: the lotus root is broken, (but) threads (still) connect (the two pieces)
- lotus root is a tuberous plant, with lots of threads. Therefore, when you break it, a number of threads will still be attached.
- the ties are severed, but not completely; to still have a thing for somebody; to still pine for somebody