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ancient cooking cauldron with two looped handles and three or four legs / pot (dialect) / to enter upon a period of (classical) / Kangxi radical 206 / one of the 64 hexagrams of the Book of Changes
to aspire to the throne / to aim at (the first place etc)
flourishing / at its peak / a golden age
grand reputation / renowned / famous
Fuding county level city in Ningde 寧德|宁德, Fujian
(honorific) your kind efforts / thanks to your help
the Nine Tripod Cauldrons, symbol of state power, dating back to the Xia Dynasty
to innovate
Dingcheng district of Changde city 常德市, Hunan
Dinghu district of Zhaoqing city 肇慶市|肇庆市, Guangdong
lit. to set up the sacred tripods (following Yu the Great) / to fix the capital / to found a dynasty / used in advertising
lit. to stand like the three legs of a tripod / tripartite confrontation or balance of forces
great / very important
Fuding county level city in Ningde 寧德|宁德, Fujian
flourishing period / golden age
one word worth nine sacred tripods (idiom); words of enormous weight
(honorific) your inestimable assistance / thanks to your help
Dinghu district of Zhaoqing city 肇慶市|肇庆市, Guangdong
We are most grateful for your valuable assistance.
lit. a boiling cauldron of voices (idiom) / hubbub / brouhaha
Dingcheng district of Changde city 常德市, Hunan
famous / celebrated
Din Tai Fung, restaurant specializing in dumplings, with stores in many countries
to discard the old and introduce the new (idiom); to innovate
lit. the three legs of a tripod / fig. three competing rivals
a confused noise / a racket
to plan to seize power of the whole country (idiom)
extravagant lifestyle
flourishing age (of the ceremonial tripod) / golden age
bell-cauldron script / the 籀文 form of Chinese character used in metal inscriptions
change of dynasties / clear out the old, bring in the new
competition between three rivals / tripartite confrontation
a tripartite balance / compromise between three rivals
lit. to use a sacred tripod as cooking pot and jade as ordinary stone (idiom); fig. a waste of precious material / casting pearls before swine
separation of powers
knife, saw and cauldron / ancient instruments of torture / fig. torture
seething discontent (idiom); popular grievances boil over
lit. dip one's finger in the tripod (idiom); fig. to get one's finger in the pie / to get a share of the action
lit. to inquire whether the tripods are light or heavy (idiom); a laughable attempt to seize power
the prime of one's life
extravagant food
rich patriarchal family / aristocracy

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