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yān

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See also yán, yǎn, and yàn

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yān (form of yan1 with diacritic)

  1. :
  2. : to castrate
  3. : dislike, detest, reject; satiate
  4. : granary
  5. : throat; pharynx
  6. : (Cantonese) correct, right
  7. : ere long; remain, tarry; feeble
  8. : charming, fascinating; gay
  9. :
  10. : a mountain in Kansu, where there is a cave into which the sun is said to sink at night
  11. :
  12. : satiated; contented
  13. : feeble, sickly; tranquil, calm
  14. : die; death; to starve to death
  15. :
  16. : drown; cover with liquid, steep
  17. : (of cloud) forming or rising
  18. :
  19. :
  20. : smoke, soot; opium; tobacco, cigarettes
  21. : thereupon, then; how? why? where?
  22. : smoke, soot; opium; tobacco, cigarettes
  23. : a state during the Western Zhou, Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods in China; swallow (bird); comfort, enjoy
  24. :
  25. :
  26. :
  27. : rouge, cosmetics
  28. : to salt, to pickle; to be dirty
  29. : rouge, cosmetics
  30. : to fade; withered or dried leaves; tobacco (used for and )
  31. : withered, faded, decayed; calm
  32. : county in Henan province
  33. : name of a district in Honan
  34. :
  35. : marinate, pickle; salt
  36. : castrate; eunuch
  37. : block, obstruct, stop up, conceal
  38. : castrate; eunuch
  39. : block, obstruct, stop up
  40. :
  41. : to dishonor, defile, corrupt; soiled
  42. :
  43. :

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