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