步摇

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 步搖

EtymologyEdit

(step) + (to sway back and forth)

this type of headpiece had dangling gold and pearl pieces which would sway back and forth as one walked.

NounEdit

步摇 (simplified, Pinyin bùyáo, traditional 步搖)

  1. (archaic) a type of head ornament that was inserted just beneath a hair bun, it had gold and pearls which dangled from it as one walked

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