Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 经


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Meaning

longitude, to pass through, sacred book, to undergo

Pronunciation

jīng

Explanation

Left: thread 纟/糸, right: vertical 圣 (A hand 又 is vertically above the ground 土)

Mnemonic

Originally the vertical threads at a loom, which resulted in "longitude", through which the weft threads pass. (latitude 纬)

Radicals

short thread
vertical (hand over ground)(hand 又 vertically above ground/earth 土)

Vocabulary

经过 jīng guò to pass; to go through; process; course
经济基础 jīng jì jī chǔ socio-economic base; economic foundation
经纱 jīng shā warp (vertical thread in weaving)
未经 wèi jīng not (yet)
孝经 Xiào Jīng Xiao Jing (Classic of Filial Piety)
经幢 jīng chuáng Buddhist stone pillar
经纬 jīng wěi warp and woof; longitude and latitude; main points
圣哉经 shèng zāi jīng Sanctus (section of Catholic mass)
饱经沧桑 bǎo jīng cāng sāng having lived through many changes
经费 jīng fèi funds; expenditure
经济学 jīng jì xué economics (as a field of study)

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