The character 太 means too and is pronounced as 「tài」 in the fourth tone. Its meaning comes from the components dot 丶 and big 大. Its sound (probably) comes from the character 大 dà.
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You can't have too many strokes for your character.
The dot is too heavy for da.
The dot makes it too big.
It's one more than just big, so it's too big.
The biggest thing always shines over the smallest dot.
The dot is just too much weight for the little guy.
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too + the sun
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married woman, Mrs., Madam, wife, CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
too + pass
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