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太史令

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.

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NounEdit

太史令

  1. (archaic) Court Astronomer

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