太史令

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.
太史

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

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin tàishǐ lìng
Zhuyin ㄊㄞˋ ㄕˇ ㄌㄧㄥˋ
IPA (key) /tʰaɪ̯⁵¹ ʂʐ̩²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ liŋ⁵¹/

NounEdit

太史令 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin tàishǐ lìng)

  1. (archaic) Court Astronomer

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Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 11:45