|Kanji in this term|
|simpl. and trad.|
From an unidentified language in the Western Regions, perhaps a Prakrit language (eg. Gāndhārī). Compare Pali veḷuriyaṁ (“precious stone, maybe lapis lazuli”), Sanskrit वैडूर्य (vaiḍūrya, “cat's-eye, beryl”).
琉璃 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin liúlí)
- 大琉璃草 (dàliúlícǎo)
- ^ 1917, Field Museum of Natural History: 1909, “The Beginnings of Porcelain in China”, Berthold Laufer and Henry Windsor Nichols, The Museum, p138:
- 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).
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