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English Definitioncompassionate; gentle; merciful; kind; humane
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄘˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ci4

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慈善císhànbenevolent; charitable
慈爱cí'àilove; devotion (to children); affection, esp. towards children
慈祥cíxiángkindly; benevolent (often of older person)
慈利cílìCili county in Zhangjiajie 张家界, Hunan
慈和cíhékindly; amiable
Words With Same Tail Word    
仁慈réncíbenevolent; charitable; kind; kindly; kindness; merciful
令慈lìngcíYour esteemed mother (honorific)
先慈xiāncídeceased mother
严慈yáncístrict and compassionate; strict as a father and tender as a mother
宋慈sòngcíSong Ci (1186-1249), Southern Song lawyer, editor of Record of Washed Grievances 洗冤集录 (1247), said to be the world's first legal forensic text
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