丁字

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Chinese[edit]

 
4th heavenly stem; man; people; little cube; a Chinese surname
 
letter; symbol; character; word
simp. and trad.
(丁字)

Etymology[edit]

  • The character in this sense means -shaped, while the character just signifies a capital T shape. Literally, it could mean 丁-shaped.

Pronunciation[edit]


Adverb[edit]

丁字

  1. T-shaped
    丁字廝殺呂布 [MSC, trad.]
    丁字厮杀吕布 [MSC, simp.]
    From: c. 1330–1400, Luo Guanzhong, Romance of the Three Kingdoms/Chapter 5
    Sān pǐ mǎ dīngzì ér sīshā. Zhàn dào sān shí hé, zhàn bù dǎo Lǚbù. [Pinyin]
    The three horses had now formed a "T" shape as they fought. After fighting for thirty bouts, they were unable to bring down Lü Bu.

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