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English DefinitionEastern Barbarians, non-Han tribe living to the east of China c 2200 BC
Simplified Script东夷
Traditional Script東夷
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄨㄥ ㄧˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dung1ji4
Word Decomposition
dōngeast; host (i.e. sitting on east side of guest); landlord; (Chinese surname)
non-Han people, esp. to the East of China; barbarians; to wipe out; to exterminate; to tear down; to raze

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
东西dōngxithing; stuff; person
东北dōngběinortheast; Northeast China; Manchuria
东方dōngfāngeast; the East; the Orient; (Chinese surname)
东部dōngbùthe east; eastern part
Words With Same Tail Word    
凌夷língyíto deteriorate; to decline; to slump; also written 陵夷
攘夷rǎngyíto repel the barbarians
色夷sèyísmiling genially; to beam
虾夷xiāyíEmishi or Ebisu, ethnic group of ancient Japan, thought to be related to modern Ainus
蛮夷mányícommon term for non-Han peoples in former times, not exclusively derogatory; barbarian
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