饕餮

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

饕餮

  1. a taotie, a stylized design frequently found on ancient bronzes interpreted variously as one animal facing out or two animals facing each other.
  2. the legendary animal based on this motif
  3. a gourmand; a glutton

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
とう
Hyōgaiji
てつ
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

饕餮 (hiragana とうてつ, romaji tōtetsu)

  1. a taotie
  2. (figuratively) a brutal or covetous person