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夤 (夤) yín
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◎ 深:~夜。
◎ 〔~缘〕攀缘上升,喻拉拢关系,向上巴结。
◎ 敬畏。
Verb
  1. 恭敬 [respect]
    夤,敬惕也。从夕,寅声。——《说文》。按,即寅之别体。因寅为借义所专,别制此字。
  2. 又如:夤畏(敬畏);夤亮(恭敬信奉)
  3. 攀附上升 [climb the official ladder]。如:夤缘钻刺(巴结奉承,投机钻营)
Noun
  1. 通“璌”。夹脊肉 [lean pork taken from under the spind column]
    艮其限,列其夤。——《易·艮》。马注:“夹脊肉也。”
  2. 远处 [distant place]
    九州之外,乃有八夤。——《淮南子》
  • 夤夜 yín yè
    [in the depth of night;at the dead of night] 深夜
    夤夜私奔
  • 夤缘 ( 夤緣 ) yín yuán
    [try to advance one's career by carrying favour with important people;make use of one's connections to climb up] 本指攀附上升,后喻攀附权贵,向上巴结
    乔松孤立,萝茑夤缘,柔附凌云,岂曰能贤。——《旧唐书·令孤楚牛僧孺传赞》
    夤缘得官

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