饕餮

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Chinese[edit]

gluttonous gluttonous
simp. and trad.
(饕餮)
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饕餮 (Written Standard Chinese?)
taotie (English)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

饕餮

  1. taotie (stylized design frequently found on ancient bronzes interpreted variously as one animal facing out or two animals facing each other)
  2. taotie (legendary animal based on the taotie motif)
  3. gourmand; glutton

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
とう
Hyōgaiji
てつ
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

饕餮 (hiragana とうてつ, rōmaji tōtetsu)

  1. a taotie
  2. (figuratively) a brutal or covetous person