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English DefinitionEmishi or Ebisu, ethnic group of ancient Japan, thought to be related to modern Ainus
Simplified Script虾夷
Traditional Script蝦夷
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄚ ㄧˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)haa1ji4
Word Decomposition
xiāshrimp; prawn
non-Han people, esp. to the East of China; barbarians; to wipe out; to exterminate; to tear down; to raze

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Words With Same Head Word    
虾米xiāmǐsmall shrimp; dried, shelled shrimps
虾干xiāgāndried shrimps
虾仁xiārénshrimp meat; shelled shrimp
虾子xiāzǐshrimp roe; shrimp eggs; shrimp
虾油xiāyóuprawn sauce
Words With Same Tail Word    
凌夷língyíto deteriorate; to decline; to slump; also written 陵夷
攘夷rǎngyíto repel the barbarians
东夷dōngyíEastern Barbarians, non-Han tribe living to the east of China c 2200 BC
色夷sèyísmiling genially; to beam
蛮夷mányícommon term for non-Han peoples in former times, not exclusively derogatory; barbarian
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