避席

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Chinese[edit]

 
avoid; shun; flee; escape; leave; to keep away; to leave; to hide
 
banquet; woven mat; seat; place
simp. and trad.
(避席)

Etymology[edit]

(to leave) + (one's seat)

In ancient times, people would have been seated on the floor. In order to show respect for someone, a person would stand up from his seat.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

避席

  1. (archaic) to stand up (out of respect)