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English DefinitionEight Banners, military organization of Manchu later Jin dynasty 后金 from c. 1600, subsequently of the Qing dynasty
Simplified Script八旗
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄚ ㄑㄧˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)baat3kei4
Word Decomposition
eight; 8
banner; flag; (in Qing times) refers to Manchurian ruling class, from 八旗 eight banners; administrative subdivision in inner Mongolia equivalent to county

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Words With Same Head Word    
八卦bāguàthe eight divinatory trigrams of the Book of Changes 易经; gossip; gossipy
八字bāzìthe character 8 or ; birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
八十bāshíeighty; 80
八日bārìeight days; eighth day
八千bāqiāneight thousand; 8000
Words With Same Tail Word    
国旗guóqíflag (of a country)
红旗hóngqíred flag; Red flag city district; Hongqi district of Xinxiang city 新乡市, Henan
花旗huāqíthe Stars and Stripes (US flag); by extension, the United States of America; abbr. for Citibank 花旗银行
军旗jūnqíarmy flag; military flag
区旗qūqídistrict flag
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