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What does mean in this context? The definitions given at don't seem to make sense in the context of this phrase. 11:17, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

is alternative form of . (a tiny little peace of mustard plant) means something small and worthless in this context. It is used metaphorically to refer to a small amount of money, which is why it would make sense to translate it as "not even take a single penny (as a bribe)." -- A-cai 11:43, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Can this additional meaning be added under the "Mandarin" section for the entry? In English (even in the New Testament of the Bible) a "mustard seed" is used as a metaphor for something tiny. 17:47, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

done. -- A-cai 21:44, 10 December 2007 (UTC)