折箭

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Chinese[edit]

 
tenth (in price); to break; to fold; to turn; broken (as of rope, stick)
arrow
simp. and trad.
(折箭)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: break an arrow in half (in order to seal a promise)

The implication was that if one broke one's promise, one's fate would be similar to that of the arrow's.

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Verb[edit]

折箭

  1. (archaic) to make a solemn pledge

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