瀝酒

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See also: 沥酒

Chinese[edit]

drip alcoholic drink
trad. (瀝酒)
simp. (沥酒)

Etymology[edit]

Once wine to drips onto the floor, the drops cannot be put back into the cup. Therefore, this gesture symbolized the fact that once someone gave his pledge (or once a good thing happened), there was no turning back.

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Verb[edit]

瀝酒

  1. (archaic) to allow wine to slowly drip onto the floor (as a gesture of well wishing or to make a promise)

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