口碑

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Chinese[edit]

mouth; (a measure word, for people, livestock or utensils) a monument; an upright stone tablet; stele
simp. and trad.
(口碑)

Etymology[edit]

From the 13th-century Buddhist text Wudeng Huiyuan (五燈會元, Compendium of Five Lamps). Literally “oral stele”, as steles are a medium for commemorative text relating to the deceased person. Compare 有口皆碑 (yǒukǒujiēbēi).

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Noun[edit]

口碑

  1. (literary, originally) public praise
  2. public reputation; word-of-mouth reputation