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太史

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

Subordinate to the Minister of Ceremonies, the Court Astronomer made astronomical observations and drafted the annual lunisolar calendar. The Court Astronomer also upheld a literacy test of 9,000 characters for nominees aspiring to become subordinate officials for either the Minister Steward or Palace Assistant Imperial Clerk.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

太史

  1. (archaic) Court Astronomer

Proper nounEdit

太史

  1. Chinese surname: Taishi

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