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琉璃

ChineseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From an unidentified language in the Western Regions, perhaps a Prakrit language (e.g. Gāndhārī). Compare Pali veḷuriyaṁ (precious stone, maybe lapis lazuli), Sanskrit वैडूर्य (vaiḍūrya, cat's-eye, beryl).[1]

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

琉璃

  1. coloured glaze

CompoundsEdit

  1. ^ 1917, Field Museum of Natural History: 1909, “The Beginnings of Porcelain in China”, Berthold Laufer and Henry Windsor Nichols, The Museum, page 138:
    The glassy paste for the production of ceramic glazes was called liu-li 琉璃 (in the Han Annals 流離) or p'i-liu-li, derived from Prākrit veluriya, Mahārāshṭrī verulia (Sanskrit vaiḍūrya).

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō Grade: S

NounEdit

琉璃 (hiragana るり, romaji ruri)

  1. Alternative form of 瑠璃: lapis lazuli