What is the best way to render 胸怀?

It is/was said, Lu Su this man has/had great knowledge of military matters
moreover is/was very astute, Sun Quan holds/held him in great esteem.

I have these definitions for 胸怀, but really, I just want to write 'has or had' for 胸怀.

  1. 心中、心里头
  2. 思想境界,指志趣、气度、抱负等
  3. 心里怀著
  • 胸怀 can be used as a verb, meaning 胸中怀有.
    – dan
    Mar 18 '18 at 7:03
  • Oxford loves cherish for 胸怀.
    – Mou某
    Mar 18 '18 at 11:45

'胸' is metaphor for "one's mind (brain)"

[胸怀 (verb) mind contains= possess]

[文韬武略 (object) theoretical and practical military knowledge]


It was said that this man, Lu Su, possessed great military knowledge

胸怀 in other context can also mean 'have ~ within one's heart/ mind'


  • 胸怀大志 (possess great ambition/ have great ambition within one's heart/ mind )

a fancy piece of writing’ just means he “has”, it’s a verb

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