guì precious; expensive; costly

Made up of [ bèi shell; precious; cowrie shell radical 154]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

A picture of a basket holding precious things: cowrie shells once used as currency
Number of strokes 9

Related characters


Using bèi : zhēn (chaste) pín (poor) tiē (to stick) shǎng (to hand down)

Different tone

guī (to return) guī (tortoise) guī (jade tablet) guǐ (ghost)

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Pronunciation

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Provinces

贵洲 Guizhou

Cities

贵阳 Guiyang, Guizhou

Lotus

In Buddhism it is the lotus that is given the place of honor. Because it produces pure white flowers even though it grows in marshy mud it is a living metaphor of transformation from evil into good. The well known Buddhist mantra 'Om mani padme hum' includes lotus as 'padme' is the Tibetan name for lotus.
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