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English DefinitionChu Ci, the Songs of Chu (ancient book of poems, collected during Han but esp. from country of Chu c. 500 BC)
Simplified Script楚辞
Traditional Script楚辭
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄔㄨˇ ㄘˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)co2ci4
Word Decomposition
chǔdistinct; clear; orderly; pain; suffering; deciduous bush used in Chinese medicine (genus Vitex); punishment cane (old); (Chinese surname); abbr. for Hubei 湖北省 and Hunan 湖南省 provinces together; Chinese kingdom during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods (722-221 BC)
to resign; to dismiss; to decline; to take leave; ballad (archaic poetic genre); variant of

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Words With Same Head Word    
楚国chǔguóthe state of Chu (history)
楚州chǔzhōuChuzhou district of Huai'an city 淮安市, Jiangsu
楚楚chǔchǔneat; lovely
楚雄chǔxióngChuxiong county level city, capital of Chuxiong Yi autonomous prefecture 楚雄彝族自治州 in central Yunnan
楚州区chǔzhōu qūChuzhou district of Huai'an city 淮安市, Jiangsu
Words With Same Tail Word    
告辞gàocíto say goodbye; to take one's leave
推辞tuīcíto decline (an appointment, invitation etc)
致辞zhìcíto express in words or writing; to make a speech (esp. short introduction, vote of thanks, afterword, funeral homily etc); to address (an audience); same as 致词
言辞yáncíwords; expression; what one says
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